[Current approaches to smoking cessation]

Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2013 Apr;138(17):902-7. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1333053. Epub 2013 Apr 16.
[Article in German]

Abstract

Smoking causes about 5 Million deaths worldwide every year. Prevention and cessation of smoking should therefore be one of the most important public health priorities. The family doctor as a trusted contact and representative of the health care system plays an important role in this case. Smoking cessation can be achieved by a gradual cognitive-behavioral therapy which may be supported by pharmacotherapy. The continuous empathic support and motivation by the family doctor is however the most important factor. Even a small advance within this step-by-step strategy can be considered as a success which will be followed by further progress.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Benzazepines / therapeutic use
  • Bupropion / therapeutic use
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy / methods*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Germany
  • Health Priorities
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nicotinic Agonists / therapeutic use
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Quinoxalines / therapeutic use
  • Smoking / adverse effects
  • Smoking / epidemiology
  • Smoking / mortality
  • Smoking Cessation / methods*
  • Smoking Prevention
  • Social Support
  • Tobacco Use Cessation Devices*
  • Tobacco Use Disorder / epidemiology
  • Tobacco Use Disorder / psychology
  • Tobacco Use Disorder / rehabilitation*
  • Varenicline
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Benzazepines
  • Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors
  • Nicotinic Agonists
  • Quinoxalines
  • Bupropion
  • Varenicline