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2019

Abstract

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year. The prevalence of tobacco use among substance abuse treatment program enrollees is substantially higher than that of the general population, with recent estimates ranging between 75-97%. The aim of this project was to identify specific barriers to smoking cessation in patients enrolled in suboxone treatment programs in Franklin County, VT. The most commonly cited barriers among survey responders were related to fear of the effects of tobacco withdrawl, while the most important barrier was related to fear of increased desire to use drugs following smoking cessation.

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Dr. Michael J Corrigan MD Family Practice

Keywords

Smoking, suboxone, MAT, smoking cessation, quit smoking, barriers to smoking cesstion, barriers to quitting smoking, Vermont

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Medical Education | Primary Care

Barriers to Smoking Cessation in Patients Enrolled in Suboxone Treatment Programs

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