System-centred tobacco management: From 'whole-person' to 'whole-system' change

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Patient-centred tobacco management is a pragmatic approach for helping smokers achieve their goals in terms of either cessation or harm reduction. However, the success of the approach is dependent on clinicians embracing and delivering it as intended. There are a number of structural and systemic organisational barriers which are limiting clinician-delivered patient-centred tobacco dependence. In response, 'whole system' approaches which help support clinicians in the delivery of patient-centred tobacco management are required. Health system changes to support clinicians and facilitate the delivery of patient-centred tobacco management are worth further investigation, particularly in settings where tobacco smoking rates are high.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalDrug and Alcohol Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Nicotine dependence
  • Patient-centred care
  • Smoking cessation
  • Systems change


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