Advising Smokers to Quit

Clinician advice to stop smoking improves the chances a smoker will quit. Smokers who quit have immediate and long-term benefits, reducing risks for many diseases and improving health in general. HMOs were rated on the percentage of members, 18 years and older, who are either current smokers or who recently quit, who received advice within the last 2 years from a health care provider to quit smoking.

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