A Clinical Flow-Chart for the “Treatment-Resistant Smoker”. Renee Bittoun. Background. Most smokers want to quit (Fong, 2004) Very few do not (about 6% in Australia) Many/most fail at quit attempts with or without pharmacotherapies (Cohrane Reviews).
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The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC): Article 1. Section D.
to improve the health of a population by eliminating or reducing their consumption of tobacco products
not the “stop smoking or you’ll die”
dogma of abrupt quitting (Warner, 2005)
motivation to quit
too hard (overwhelming withdrawals)
pharmacotherapies too expensive
limited understanding of withdrawals