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Questions: 15
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Smoking is the most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.



The 2008 Clinical Practice Guideline “Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence” recommends the use of quit lines as an effective intervention.



Clinicians are in an ideal position to help patients quit smoking since they:





Using light or low tar/low nicotine cigarettes reduces the risk of tobacco-related disease.



Cigars and smokeless tobacco:





You can initiate the smoking cessation process by:




The best questions to ask to assess tobacco dependence are:







Withdrawal can be characterized by feelings of:







The best way to quit smoking is to:




Patient interactions should be tailored at all times to the patient’s stage of readiness.



The PA Free Quitline offers multiple counseling sessions, free of charge, to callers committed to quit as well as provides referrals to local cessation providers.



Pediatricians, family physicians, and other clinicians have a unique opportunity to intervene with families and communities, and are well positioned to counsel parents about tobacco use cessation and reducing secondhand smoke.



The use of pharmacotherapy (medication) with behavioral counseling ____________ success rate.




Non-nicotine therapy is better than NRT because it has no side effects.



It is safe to combine multiple forms of nicotine replacement therapy (i.e. use both the patch and gum).




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