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Heart Disease (continued)
Prevention: Counseling Smokers To Quit Smoking
Smoking may be the single most important modifiable risk factor for heart disease, and providers can encourage patients to quit smoking.
Figure 2.9. Current smokers age 18 and over with a checkup who reported receiving advice to quit smoking, 2000-2002
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Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2000-2002.
- In 2002, 63.5% of smokers with routine office visits during the preceding year reported that their providers had advised them to quit (Figure 2.9).
- From 2000 to 2002, the rate of counseling to quit smoking did not change.
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