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TORRECILLA GARCIA, M. et al. To help the smoker: Treating tobacco addiction. Medifam [online]. 2001, vol.11, n.4, pp.34-60. ISSN 1131-5768.

Once analyzed the situation of the smoker’s personal abandonment tobacco process as well as the degree of nicotin dependence, his therapeutic tackling can be accomplished through either a non pharmacological or pharmacological treatment. The non pharmacological treatment is based on the so called supportive smoking cessation counseling and the phase out of tobacco consumption, and the pharmacological treatment is based on nicotine replacement therapy (of wich there are three different forms in Spain: chewing gums, transdermal nicotine patch or nasal sprays) and also on the so called bupropion that has been recently marketed in our country. There are other pharmacological treatments which, owing to their characteristics use, exceed the aim of this article: that is, to facilitate a training in the therapeutic methods that have demonstrated its efficiency and that, in a feasible way, can be used in any Primary Health Care surgery.

Palabras clave : Tobacco; Primary Health Care; Pneumology; Smoking cessation; Supporting Smoking Cessation Counselling; Nicotine replacement therapy.

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