Treating Smokers Who Are Unwilling to Quit: Innovative Approaches
When: January 23rd at 11:00AM
"One factor limiting smoking treatment reach is that healthcare systems primarily offer cessation treatment. That is, they tend to offer treatment only to smokers already motivated to make aided quit attempts and have little to offer patients who are not ready to quit―a group comprising the majority of smokers at any given clinic visit (70-90%). Using effective treatments for smokers who are unwilling to quit would increase the reach of treatment, and such interventions are necessary for a chronic care approach to smoking. The purpose of this program is to provide information about evidence-based treatments for smokers unwilling to quit that can increase their likelihood of making quit attempts and achieving abstinence."