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Smoking cessation interventions are highly cost-effective when compared with the long-term cost of illness and illness burden that is smoking related. Practitioners need to be positive and optimistic about the benefits of quitting smoking.

Some practitioners may wish to organize their practices systematically to screen and address smoking with all smokers at least once a year.

It is important to have available additional treatment resources for those who come asking for help to stop smoking.

Last edited: 16/9/2003

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