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Psychiatr Serv. 1995 Sep;46(9):945-7.

Nicotine addiction counseling for chemically dependent patients.

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  • 1Department of Preventive and Societal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha 68198, USA.

Abstract

A total of 771 professionals employed in alcohol treatment programs in Nebraska were surveyed to determine whether their personal alcohol and tobacco use status or characteristics of their treatment programs were related to whether they provided nicotine addiction counseling. About a third of respondents agreed that clients in active treatment should be urged to quit smoking. Compared with respondents who had never smoked, current smokers were one-half to one-third as likely to provide such counseling. Greater knowledge of the effects of nicotine addiction and employment in programs that provided nicotine addiction education or treatment increased the odds of counselors' providing nicotine counseling. Counselors' alcohol use status was not associated with nicotine counseling practices.

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