Patient-centred tobacco management


  • Gillian S. Gould

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    1. School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia
    2. School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour, Australia
    • Gillian S. Gould MA, MBChB, PhD candidate, Adjunct Senior Lecturer. Correspondence to Dr Gillian S. Gould, PO Box 9077, Moonee Beach, NSW 2450, Australia. Tel: +61 (0)403 615563; Fax: +61 (0)2 6651 9365; E-mail:

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Patient-centred tobacco management approaches tobacco smoking as a chronic disease and can be offered to all smokers irrespective of their attitude to quitting. Maintaining a long-term relationship with smokers enables the adoption of flexible solutions and shared goals. It is argued that patient-centred tobacco management potentially heightens the chances of eventual abstinence for smokers who are unable, or not yet ready to quit. [Gould, GS. Patient-centred tobacco management. Drug Alcohol Rev 2014;33:93–98]