This piece looks at how and why you should be either setting up or running a smoking cessation clinic as part of a perioperative practice. How do you find patients for whom treatment is appropriate? How do you assess progress? How should staff be trained? What are the key indicators that treatment will be successful?

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Presented by Jillian Dirkes, Program Manager, Duke Smoking Cessation Program and Andrea Pratt, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Duke Smoking Cessation Program.