Research suggests that although most patients want to quit tobacco, they are uncertain or fearful of the process and doubtful that they’ll succeed. Many have trouble knowing where to start. As a provider, you have more influence on a patient’s decision to quit tobacco than any other source. Your patients trust you and look to you for guidance and direction when it comes to leading healthier lives. Below are several tools and resources to help you support your patients in their efforts to quit tobacco.
Taking just a few minutes to talk to your patients about smoking can double the odds of them successfully quitting.Regina Benjamin, M.D.Former Surgeon General