Episode 13: Treatment of Tobacco Use Disorder

Today’s episode focuses on managing tobacco use in our patients. As most mental health professionals come to find, cigarette smoking is a common comorbid condition in our patient population. Sometimes our patients are noncompliant with follow-up with a primary care physician, and as their psychiatrist we may be presented with the only opportunity to counsel that patient on the importance of smoking cessation as well as to provide treatment.

Online Resources for Smoking Cessation


  1. Sadock, Benjamin James. Sadock, Virginia Alcott. Ruiz, Pedro. Kaplan & Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/clinical Psychiatry. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015. Print.
  2. American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5. 5th ed. Washington: American Psychiatric, 2014. Print.
  3. Rigotti, Nancy A MD. “Overview of smoking cessation management in adults.” UpToDate. 17 February 2017. Web. 16 February 2018.
  4. Anthonisen NR et al. “The effects of a smoking cessation intervention on 14.5-year mortality: a randomized clinical trial.” Ann Intern Med, vol. 142, no. 4, Feb. 2005, pp. 233-239.
  5. Jha P et al. “21st-century hazards of smoking and benefits of cessation in the United States.” N Engl J Med, vol. 368, no. 4, Jan. 2013, pp. 341-350.
  6. Rigotti, Nancy A MD. “Benefits and risks of smoking cessation.” UpToDate. 6 February 2018. Web. 20 February 2018.
  7. Rigotti, Nancy A MD. “Pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation in adults.” UpToDate. 22 December 2017. Web. 20 February 2018.
  8. Park, Elyse R PhD, MPH. “Behavioral approaches to smoking cessation.” UpToDate. 5 January 2018. Web. 21 February 2018.