Ask and Act Tobacco Cessation Program

Of the 46 million current U.S. smokers, 70 percent say they would like to quit. Family physicians are taking a frontline approach to helping these smokers meet their goal. The AAFP's tobacco cessation program, "Ask and Act," encourages family physicians to ASK all patients about tobacco use, then to ACT to help them quit.

There's strong evidence that advice from a health care professional can more than double smoking cessation success rates. And research shows that patients are more satisfied with their health care if their primary care provider offers smoking cessation interventions – even if patients are not yet ready to quit. Take advantage of the resources on this site to make your interventions with your patients who use tobacco even more effective.

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