Patient-centred tobacco management

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Gould, GS 2014, 'Patient-centred tobacco management', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 93-98.

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Patient-centred tobacco management approaches tobacco smoking as a chronic disease and can be offered to all smokers irrespective of their attitude to quitting. Maintaining a long-term relationship with smokers enables the adoption of flexible solutions and shared goals. It is argued that patient-centred tobacco management potentially heightens the chances of eventual abstinence for smokers who are unable, or not yet ready to quit. [Gould, GS. Patient-centred tobacco management