The ACC’s Expert Consensus Decision Pathway (ECDP) on Tobacco Cessation Treatment provides a comprehensive and structured approach to evaluating and treating tobacco dependence. The ECDP focuses on the assessment of cigarette smoking, nicotine dependence, and other forms of combustible tobacco products (i.e. cigars, cigarillos, pipe tobacco and hookah) in adults. Like all ECDPs, Tobacco Cessation Treatment is official ACC clinical policy developed based on feedback from a broad group of clinical experts, with the goal of providing practical guidance in areas were evidence may be limited, new and/or evolving.

Make the most of the ECDP on Tobacco Cessation Treatment with the Tobacco Cessation For Patients With Cardiovascular Disease Clinician Tool. This free tool provides clinicians with guidance in delivering effective smoking cessation therapy for adult patients with cardiovascular disease in a clinical practice setting. It provides specific information on medications, dosing, administration, side effects, and advantages/disadvantages of each therapy.

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