Helping patients to quit tobacco use: integration of South Dakota QuitLine services. Academic Article uri icon


  • New evidence-based practice guidelines for tobacco cessation recommend that physicians ask their patients about tobacco use and interest in a serious quit attempt at every visit. There are some barriers to integrating comprehensive quit assistance into clinical practice settings. However, there are many research-tested strategies that simplify the process and overcome the challenges to conversations about quitting. The purpose of this manuscript is to showcase one of the resources available to augment clinical-based cessation conversations in South Dakota--the Department of Health QuitLine. Additional tobacco cessation resources are highlighted.

author list (cited authors)

  • Fahrenwald, N. L., & Larson, A. L.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • January 2009