Make culturally and educationally appropriate materials on cessation techniques readily
available in your office.
If your patient prefers intensive treatment or you think such a program is appropriate, refer him
or her to an intensive smoking cessation program administered by a specialist. Always followup
with the patient about quitting.
If a smoker doesn't want to quit, clinicians should ask questions at each visit that help the
patient identify (1) reasons to quit and (2) barriers to quitting. Pledge to assist the patient when
he or she is ready to quit.