Recommendations

Even brief advice to quit offered by a physician produces abstinence rates of up to 5 -10 , which would have a significant public health impact if it were provided routinely 19, 20 . Unfortunately, surveys of smokers indicate that less then 50 receive such advice from their physicians 16, 19 . One reason why physicians hesitate to advise smoking cessation is that they be- Table 1 The 5 A's for smoking cessation intervention (from 2 ) Table 1 The 5 A's for smoking cessation intervention (from 2...

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