Tobacco Cessation

Definition - What does Tobacco Cessation mean?

Tobacco cessation refers to methods and therapies intended to end a person’s use of, or dependence upon, tobacco products. Both smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco products have serious adverse effects on the user’s health. Tobacco cessation programs are designed to reduce and eliminate this public health threat. Tobacco cessation therapy may also be called tobacco dependence treatment.

WorkplaceTesting explains Tobacco Cessation

The use of tobacco products by an individual often leads to nicotine dependence. Ongoing use of tobacco products can have serious health consequences. Tobacco cessation therapy assists users of tobacco products to overcome nicotine dependence and stop using tobacco products. State, federal, and private programs are available to assist tobacco users who wish to quit. Because each individual responds to treatment differently, often a cessation program will include multiple evidence-based techniques, including counseling and nicotine replacement therapy.

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