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February 2, 2012 The Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Program at the New York University School of Medicine announced the release of, “Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: A Toolkit for Dental Providers,” which will be distributed to dental professionals in New York State and the greater dental community nationwide. The toolkit is already at use in NYU College of Dentistry’s teaching clinics, and during the past three years the use of the toolkit in these clinics has resulted in favorable smoking cessation outcomes. In one clinic alone, the smoking rate went down from 21% to 12% from 2008 to 2011, respectively. In addition, the assist rate, which was the percentage of smoking patients that received a prescription to quit from their clinician, began at 5% in 2008 and reached its peak at 58% in 2011. The toolkit is available online in PDF format at medicine.med.nyu.edu/dgim/manhattan-tobacco-cessation-program/toolkits.
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