The AOA partners with the CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign to help physicians assist patients with smoking cessation.
Nearly half of smokers try to quit each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and the majority of tobacco and nicotine users say they want to quit, yet only 4 to 7 percent will succeed.
To help physicians, the AOA has partnered with the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health to provide DOs with free, evidence-based resources to assist their patients as they attempt to quit smoking.
The CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign features real stories from people living with smoking-related conditions and diseases.
The Health Care Professionals section features tools DOs can share with their patients.
The AOA developed a number of articles providing background information on the materials available for physicians and looking at the prevalence of smoking among military personnel.