A summary of the recommendations for smoking cessation interventions

the quality assurance in the treatment of drug dependence project

Richard P. Mattick, Andrew Baillie, Erol Digiusto, Steven Gourlay, Robyn Richmond, Harley J. Stanton

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Abstract

This report presents outlines for approaches to smoking cessation. These recommendations are based on a meta‐analysis of the treatment‐outcome literature, a survey of current treatment practices and the views of a panel of experts. Face‐to‐face intervention to assist smokers to stop smoking needs to be considered in the context of a public policy approach to reducing the prevalence of smoking. The nature of face‐to‐face interventions is determined by the time available to practitioners. Where there is no time to intervene (e.g. in some primary health care settings) quality self‐help materials should be prominently displayed. Where there is only 10 minutes or less, attention should be focused on personalizing the health effects of smoking, providing firm advice to quit, providing self‐help material, setting a quit date (if appropriate), identifying social support for cessation and organizing a follow‐up visit. If there is more time to intervene (up to one hour) the previous techniques can be expanded on and supplemented with nicotine replacement and discussion of methods for dealing with high‐risk situations. Longer interventions would use all of these methods, presenting them in more detail, and may also address stress management and minimization of weight gain. [Mattick RP, Baillie A, Digiusto E, Gourlay S, Richmond R, Stanton HJ. A summary of the recommendations for smoking cessation interventions: The quality assurance in the treatment of drug dependence project. Drug Alcohol Rev 1994;13:145–151.] 1994 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-177
Number of pages7
JournalDrug and Alcohol Review
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • dependence
  • intervention
  • Smoking cessation

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