ATTUD Journal Club Postings

Results of Recent Cochrane Review on Efficacy of Different Tobacco Dependence Treatments

The Tobacco Addiction Group of Cochrane (of which I am a member) published six new or revised meta-analyses of treatments for tobacco dependence. I am a big fan of the Cohrane reviews because they are all done using the same methods, usually locate all the available trials, and use rigorous methods. An updated review of […]

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The diplomacy of smoking cessation “advice”

Many of us see smokers who want to quit but are not quite ready (about 80% of smokers).  The USPHS recommends using the 5 A’s algorithm with such clients: i.e.,  “Ask about tobacco use, Advise to quit, Assess willingness to make a quit attempt, Assist in quit attempt and Arrange followup.”   If a smoker is […]

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