Smoking Cessation Programme

Standard Treatment Programme outlined here consists of the following 12 steps:

  1. Assess the client’s current readiness and ability to quit
  2. Inform the client about the treatment programme
  3. Assess current smoking
  4. Assess past quit attempts
  5. Explain how tobacco dependence develops and assess nicotine dependence
  6. Explain and conduct carbon monoxide (CO) monitoring
  7. Explain the importance of abrupt cessation and the ‘not a puff’ rule
  8. Inform the client about withdrawal symptoms
  9. Discuss stop smoking medications
  10. Set the Quit Date
  11. Prompt a commitment from the client
  12. Discuss preparations and provide a summary

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