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Never Too Old to Quit

Posted by Dr. Joseph F. West on May 31, 2016 1:00:00 PM

You may ask yourself—Is it possible for me to help my senior patients quit smoking? After years of addiction and attempts can they really overcome the challenges? The answer is YES! In fact, eliminating harmful tobacco use is essential to chronic care management. There are so many ways to help your patients quit. Yes, smoking cessation can be an uphill battle, but your patients don’t have to fight it alone. Changing deeply engrained behavioral habits and addictions can be more difficult for older patients. However, these patients may be more responsive to reminders of more personal reasons to quit. For example, grandchildren, children, spouse, friends or simply feeling better themselves.

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Topics: Chronic Care Management, Population Health Management, Smoking Cessation

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