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NIH State-of-the-Science Statement on Tobacco Use: Prevention, Cessation and Control
June 12-14, 2006 

Artwork for Conference: Tobacco use, prevention, cessation and control, showing three interlocking red rings - the kind used to symbolize that something is not allowed.

FINAL Statement (pdf)
FINAL Statement (html)
FINAL Statement as published on the Annals of Internal Medicine Website

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Systematic Literature Review
Webcast Archive Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3
Program and Abstract Book
NIH Press Release

NIH consensus and state-of-the-science statements are prepared by independent panels of health professionals and public representatives on the basis of (1) the results of a systematic literature review prepared under contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), (2) presentations by investigators working in areas relevant to the conference questions during a 2-day public session, (3) questions and statements from conference attendees during open discussion periods that are part of the public session, and (4) closed deliberations by the panel during the remainder of the second day and morning of the third. This statement is an independent report of the panel and is not a policy statement of the NIH or the Federal Government.

The statement reflects the panel's assessment of medical knowledge available at the time the statement was written. Thus, it provides a "snapshot in time" of the state of knowledge on the conference topic. When reading the statement, keep in mind that new knowledge is inevitably accumulating through medical research, and that the information provided is not a substitute for professional medical care or advice.


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