11. Tobacco Abuse: Treatment and Management

  1. Hamid Ghodse2,
  2. Helen Herrman3,
  3. Mario Maj4 and
  4. Norman Sartorius5
  1. Susanna Galea

Published Online: 18 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch21

Substance Abuse Disorders

Substance Abuse Disorders

How to Cite

Galea, S. (2009) Tobacco Abuse: Treatment and Management, in Substance Abuse Disorders (eds H. Ghodse, H. Herrman, M. Maj and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 2

    International Centre for Drug Policy, St George's University of London, London, UK

  2. 3

    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  3. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Naples, Italy

  4. 5

    Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes, Geneva, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Community Alcohol & Drug Services, Auckland, Pitman House, 50 Carrington Road, Point Chevalier, Auckland, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470745106

Online ISBN: 9780470975084



  • Treatment;
  • tobacco control initiatives;
  • motivation;
  • stepped care model;
  • screening;
  • brief intervention;
  • non-pharmacological treatment;
  • community treatment


This chapter provides an overview of contemporary evidence on individual approaches and population-centred approaches to the treatment and management of tobacco use and its related health and social hazards. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological individual-level approaches are discussed within the context of factors influencing the smoker's journey through treatment, such as early identification, assessment, motivation, treatment goals, and treatment access. It also discusses population-level approaches aimed at changing attitudes and social norms. The chapter proposes a comprehensive, coordinated, global approach to treatment and management of tobacco problems.