COGNITIVE STRATEGIES focus on retraining the way a patient thinks. Often, patients will deliberate on the fact that they are thinking about a cigarette, and this leads to relapse. Patients must recognize that thinking about a cigarette doesn’t mean they need to have one
BEHAVIORAL STRATEGIES involve specific actions to reduce risk for relapse. These strategies should be considered prior to quitting, after determining patient-specific triggers and routines or situations associated with tobacco use. Below are strategies for several of the more common cues or causes for relapse.
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