[Guidelines for smoking cessation - update 2010]

Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2011 May;123(9-10):299-315. doi: 10.1007/s00508-011-1571-x. Epub 2011 May 16.
[Article in German]


In 2005, the ÖGP (Austrian Society of Pneumology) worked out the first standards of smoking cessation. With many new therapies, it is timely to update the guidelines of smoking cessation. This time all relevant professionals who are active in smoking cessation in Austria worked together in a big consensus process, not only the diverse medical professionals such as internists, pneumologists, or gynecologists but also psychotherapists, psychologists, and nurses. The Austrian standards for smoking cessation is closely related to the Update for smoking cessation 2008 of the USDHHS (US Department of Health and Human Services) and the Cochrane Reports. Ten main recommendations for smoking cessation have been worked out. The guidelines for smoking cessation was reviewed by three international reviewers.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Aftercare / methods
  • Austria
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Secondary Prevention
  • Smoking / psychology
  • Smoking Cessation / methods*
  • Tobacco Use Cessation Devices
  • Tobacco Use Disorder / diagnosis
  • Tobacco Use Disorder / psychology
  • Tobacco Use Disorder / rehabilitation*