When you integrate the brief, supportive 5 A's counseling intervention into your routine clinical practice, you and your team can motivate your patients or clients who use tobacco to consider or make a quit attempt and reinforce abstinence in those who have quit.
Patients who use tobacco are more likely to make a quit attempt when they have your support.
Brief cessation counseling, particularly when combined with FDA-approved medications, is effective and improves quit rates.
Patients not ready to make a quit attempt may respond to a brief, motivational intervention. Use the 5 R's to motivate patients to consider a quit attempt.