While there may be differences between quitting smoking and quitting oral tobacco use, the principles involved in quitting both are the same: gaining awareness of the tobacco addiction; asking for help and connecting with other tobacco quitters; planning a quit strategy and following a plan; developing and maintaining a support network; and dealing with emotional/behavioral issues as they arise. QuitNet provides resources to meet all those needs. The US Dept. of Health and Human Services states in its 2000 Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, "Smokeless tobacco users should be strongly urged to quit, and treated with the same cessation counseling interventions recommended to smokers."
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