Quick Counselling (QC) is very short advice for all patients who smoke, regardless of their current motivation level to quit.4
Have you used any tabacco products in the past week/month/3 months?
Offer advice in an encouraging, supportive, empathetic manner
Advise that best results typically are achieved with pharmacotherapy and suport
Refer to counselling, Internet programs, telephone quit lines
Consider nicotine replacement therapy
A physician’s advice of 3 minutes or less to quit smoking increased the likelihood of smoking cessation by 30% and abstinence by 29%.7
Adapted from: US Department of Health and Human Services. Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, Clinical Practice Guideline.
Adapted from Fowler G et al., 2000.
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In a U.K. survey (n=264):9*
89% of patients liked their general practitioner (GP) asking about smoking and advising them to stop, reduce or seek help
59% showed a willingness to attempt change if recommended by their GP
* Survey sent to a random selection of the community, assessing attitudes towards GP detection of 4 risk behaviours, including smoking. Non-smokers were not asked about smoking interventions. Results were analyzed by the Yates’ adjusted chi-square test.
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