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Chan K, Chandler J, Cheong K, Giam PE, Kanagalingam D, Lee JJ, Leong JJ, Ng Y, Oh C, Shi M, Tan ASL, Tan CM, Tan TL, Utravathy V
Correspondence: Dr Kenneth Chan, email@example.com
The Health Promotion Board (HPB) has updated the clinical practice guidelines on Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence to provide health professionals in Singapore with evidence-based interventions for smoking cessation. This article reproduces the introduction and executive summary of key guideline recommendations (with recommendations from the guidelines) from the HPB-MOH Clinical Practice Guidelines on Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, for the information of SMJ readers. Chapters and page numbers mentioned in the reproduced extract refer to the full text of the guidelines, which are available from the Health Promotion Board website: http://www.hpb.gov.sg/cpg-smoking-cessation. The recommendations should be used with reference to the full text of the guidelines. Following this article are multiple choice questions based on the full text of the guidelines.
Singapore Med J 2013; 54(7): 411-416; http://dx.doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2013144