SMOKING CESSATION MANAGEMENT

Initial Screening and Introduction:

  • Brief visit outlining our smoking cessation program’s goals

Week 1 – Initial Consultation (Evaluation):

  • Patient Information
  • Physical Assessment
  • Strategies for quitting
  • Setting individual goals
  • Setting individual quit date
  • Medication review for drug-smoking interactions
  • Determination of target areas and smoking tendencies

Week 2-3 (Make a plan):

  • Learn to cope
  • Learn what to expect from your body over time
  • Select and learn to use a nicotine replacement therapy

Week 4 (Address Concerns):

  • Deal with relapse
  • Address difficult problem areas
  • Analyze progress during mid-program

Week 5-6 (Completion):

  • Review progress
  • Concentrate on individual needs