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A Comprehensive Approach to Increase Adult Tobacco Cessation

A Comprehensive Approach to Increase Adult Tobacco Cessation Opinion EDITORIAL Brenna VanFrank, MD, MSPH; Letitia Presley-Cantrell, PhD Quitting smoking is one of the most important changes indi- General, who has concluded that a combination of behav- viduals can make to improve their health. The US Surgeon ioral counseling and FDA-approved medication can increase General concluded in 2020 that smoking cessation reduces an individual’s likelihood of successfully quitting. the risk for all-cause mortality, cardiovascular diseases, chronic For pregnant persons who use tobacco, the USPSTF has is- obstructive pulmonary dis- sued an A recommendation to provide behavioral interven- ease, adverse reproductive tions to aid in tobacco cessation. Pharmacotherapy for preg- Multimedia health outcomes, and 12 types nant persons remains an I statement, given that the evidence of cancer. Although consid- for the balance of benefit to harm for these interventions re- Related articles pages 265 and erable progress has been mains insufficient with few studies available. 280 and JAMA Patient Page made in the US in reducing Behavioral counseling and FDA-approved pharmaco- page 316 5,8 smoking over the past half therapy are also the mainstay in clinical practice guidelines. century, there is still work to be done: it is estimated that 34 However, despite these prominent endorsements of efficacy http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

A Comprehensive Approach to Increase Adult Tobacco Cessation

JAMA , Volume 325 (3) – Jan 19, 2021

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2021 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2020.23608
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Abstract

Opinion EDITORIAL Brenna VanFrank, MD, MSPH; Letitia Presley-Cantrell, PhD Quitting smoking is one of the most important changes indi- General, who has concluded that a combination of behav- viduals can make to improve their health. The US Surgeon ioral counseling and FDA-approved medication can increase General concluded in 2020 that smoking cessation reduces an individual’s likelihood of successfully quitting. the risk for all-cause mortality, cardiovascular diseases, chronic For pregnant persons who use tobacco, the USPSTF has is- obstructive pulmonary dis- sued an A recommendation to provide behavioral interven- ease, adverse reproductive tions to aid in tobacco cessation. Pharmacotherapy for preg- Multimedia health outcomes, and 12 types nant persons remains an I statement, given that the evidence of cancer. Although consid- for the balance of benefit to harm for these interventions re- Related articles pages 265 and erable progress has been mains insufficient with few studies available. 280 and JAMA Patient Page made in the US in reducing Behavioral counseling and FDA-approved pharmaco- page 316 5,8 smoking over the past half therapy are also the mainstay in clinical practice guidelines. century, there is still work to be done: it is estimated that 34 However, despite these prominent endorsements of efficacy

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 19, 2021

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