Resources and Strategies

The Evidence-Informed Chiropractor

Week 5 - Smoking Cessation


As a health-care professionals, we have an obligation to our patient's overall health and smoking cessation must be part of our goal with our patients who smoke, but did you know:

Smoking has a dose-dependent effect on the risk for disc herniation; the more cigarettes per day the higher the risk.


 hawar BS, Fuchs CS, Colditz GA, Stampfer MJ. Cardiovascular risk factors for physician-diagnosed lumbar disc herniation. Spine J. Nov-Dec 2006;6(6):684-691.

There are a remarkable number of resources for smoking cessation including a clear plan for health care professionals Being persistent with patients yields a measurable effect. It is worth your time.

Here is the summary of the plan: PDF of Clinician    Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist

If you are a smoker, you need to stop first to set an example for your patients. they will not listen to you if you don't walk the walk.


Smoking Cessation: Support for Patients

Resources to Help Your Patients Quit Smoking

Clinician Resources: What You Can Do

Your Plan to Help Your Patients Stop Smoking

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