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Despite decades of public health initiatives, tobacco use remains the primary leading known cause of preventable death in the United States, killing nearly half a million Americans every year. Adding to the tragedy: More than two-thirds of cigarette smokers want to quit—and more than half report having tried to quit in the past year. Still, relapse remains common. Pharmacists have a proven positive impact on cessation rates and are strategically positioned to help patients quit. In this session, aided by interactive case studies and virtual patients, presenters will discuss approaches to help patients quit, with an emphasis on re-treatment of current smokers who have a history of unsuccessful quit attempts. Presenters will also discuss the role of electronic nicotine-delivery systems for cessation.
:At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to: