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    Simple Models for High and Low Motivation to Stop Smoking
    Simple Models for High and Low Motivation to Stop Smoking Figure 1. Simple models for high or low motivation to quit smoking provided bases for more complex models to predict quitting and relapse from abstention in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study.4 The analysis found that "simple prediction models are nearly as discriminatory as complex models." CVD, cardiovascular disease.
    Providers' 5As to Smoke-Ending Intervention
    Providers' 5As to Smoke-Ending Intervention Figure 2. US health authorities recommend that providers use the 5As approach to help patients stop smoking.7
    Proportions of Clinicians Adhering to the 5As Approach to Smoking Cessation
    Proportions of Clinicians Adhering to the 5As Approach to Smoking Cessation Figure 3. Three quarters of clinicians in the National Lung Screening Trial asked their patients if they smoked and advised smokers to stop.9 But fewer providers assessed whether patients were willing to quit or assisted them in choosing a smoke-ending strategy. A bare 10% arranged follow-up after the patient began to quit.
    Three Parts of an E-Cigarette
    Three Parts of an E-Cigarette Figure 4. The three parts of a standard e-cigarette (fitted together at top to resemble an actual cigarette) are the mouthpiece cartridge containing liquid nicotine solution, a heating element, and a power source. (Source: FDA, public domain.)
    Quitting Rates With an Online Program Versus Standard Care
    Quitting Rates With an Online Program Versus Standard Care Figure 5. An Internetbased smoking-cessation program helped up to 40% of HIV-positive people prescribed the nicotine patch to quit smoking 3 months after the online program ended.39

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    Mark Mascolini writes about HIV infection.

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