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Zwar N, Richmond R, Borland R, Stillman S, Cunningham M, Litt J
Department of Health and Ageing
These guidelines link smoking cessation advice in general practice to the National Tobacco Campaign and to the materials and support services provided through the Quitlines operating in each state and territory. These smoking cessation guidelines are consistent with the approach to risk factor identification and intervention of the Smoking, Nutrition, Alcohol and Physical Activity (SNAP) Framework suggested by the Joint Advisory Group on General Practice and Population Health (June 2001). The SNAP framework and these guidelines both recognise that, though evidence of effectiveness of brief advice and other strategies for smoking cessation such as pharmacotherapy has been known for some years, the implementation of these strategies has been variable and not well supported. The RACGP publication Putting prevention into practice (RACGP, 1998) has sought to assist GPs to create systems in their practice to support preventive activities.
Zwar, N. Richmond, R. Borland, R. Stillman, S. Cunningham, M. Litt, J. abstract.