Addressing Specific Needs

Research into the etiology of tobacco dependence shows a diverse set of underlying mechanisms specific to each individual. Though researchers are still working to integrate patient characteristics into individualized clinical regimens, it is not too early to start adopting this strategy in an effort to produce effective results. 

Start by considering the details of your patient’s quit status. Below are brief strategies from A clinical practice guideline for treating tobacco use and dependence for engaging patients who are willing to quit, unwilling to quit and recently quit.