Smoking Cessation Agents

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Smoking Cessation and Psychiatric Disorders

Topics: Addiction | Smoking Cessation Agents

Over the last few decades, doctors have done a better job at convincing their patients to stop smoking. But much of this improvement has been relegated to patients without mental illness. A recent study found that from 2004 to 2011, the U.S. smoking rate declined from 19.2% to 16.5% in people without mental illness, but the rate dipped only slightly in

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Research Update

Good News for Smoking Cessation Drugs: Not as Scary as Once Thought

Topics: Research Updates | Smoking Cessation Agents

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How to Treat Tobacco Use Disorder—A Primer

Topics: Addiction | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Psychotherapy | Smoking Cessation Agents

You may or may not consider smoking cessation to be part of your job description. But tobacco use disorder is a psychiatric syndrome, per DSM-5. To officially diagnose it, you have to establish a "problematic pattern" of tobacco use leading to "significant distress" which lasts at least 12 months. DSM lists 11 criteria, and the more criteria that apply,

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Expert Q&A

Understanding the New World of E-Cigarettes

Topics: Addiction | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Practice Tools and Tips | Psychotherapy | Smoking Cessation Agents | Substance Abuse

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Research Update

It Pays to Quit Smoking

Topics: Addiction | Practice Tools and Tips | Psychotherapy | Research Updates | Smoking Cessation Agents | Substance Abuse

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Research Update

Do Electronic Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit?

Topics: Research Updates | Smoking Cessation Agents

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News of Note

FDA Warns About Combining Chantix and Alcohol

Topics: News of Note | Smoking Cessation Agents

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Interventions to Help Patients with Depression Quit Smoking