Smokeless tobacco use in an outpatient veteran population.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Smokeless tobacco use is a significant health risk for carcinoma of the oropharynx, and has a high prevalence in the southern United States. To evaluate the potential demand for a smokeless tobacco cessation program, we surveyed patients attending the General Medicine Clinic of a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The prevalence of smokeless tobacco use was 5.8%, which did not justify creation of a clinic-based cessation program. Since we observed adults using smokeless tobacco as a means to reduce or stop their smoking, smoking cessation programs should include counseling against smokeless tobacco use.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Westman, EC; Simel, DL

Published Date

  • August 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 86 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 912 - 913

PubMed ID

  • 8351553

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00007611-199308000-00013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States