Albert L. Siu, MD, MSPH; for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force *
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Update of the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on counseling and interventions to prevent tobacco use and tobacco-related disease in adults, including pregnant women.
The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on interventions for tobacco smoking cessation that are relevant to primary care (behavioral interventions, pharmacotherapy, and complementary or alternative therapy) in adults, including pregnant women.
This recommendation applies to adults aged 18 years or older, including pregnant women.
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians ask all adults about tobacco use, advise them to stop using tobacco, and provide behavioral interventions and U.S. Food and Drug Administration–approved pharmacotherapy for cessation to adults who use tobacco. (A recommendation)
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians ask all pregnant women about tobacco use, advise them to stop using tobacco, and provide behavioral interventions for cessation to pregnant women who use tobacco. (A recommendation)
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of pharmacotherapy interventions for tobacco cessation in pregnant women. (I statement)
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to recommend electronic nicotine delivery systems for tobacco cessation in adults, including pregnant women. The USPSTF recommends that clinicians direct patients who smoke tobacco to other cessation interventions with established effectiveness and safety (previously stated). (I statement)
Behavioral and pharmacotherapy interventions for tobacco cessation in adults, including pregnant women: clinical summary.
ENDS = electronic nicotine delivery system; FDA = U.S. Food and Drug Administration; NRT = nicotine replacement therapy; SR = sustained release; USPSTF = U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Appendix Table 1. What the USPSTF Grades Mean and Suggestions for Practice
Appendix Table 2. USPSTF Levels of Certainty Regarding Net Benefit
Table. Components of Effective Behavioral Interventions for Tobacco Cessation
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Siu AL, for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Behavioral and Pharmacotherapy Interventions for Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Women: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Ann Intern Med. 2015;163:622–634. [Epub ahead of print 22 September 2015]. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/M15-2023
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2015;163(8):622-634.
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