University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Title

Update on Smoking Cessation: E-Cigarettes, Emerging Tobacco Products Trends, and New Technology-Based Interventions

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry; Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center

Publication Date

5-1-2016

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Abstract

Tobacco use disorders (TUDs) continue to be overly represented in patients treated in mental health and addiction treatment settings. It is the most common substance use disorder (SUD) and the leading cause of health disparities and increased morbidity/mortality amongst individuals with a psychiatric disorder. There are seven Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications and excellent evidence-based psychosocial treatment interventions to use in TUD treatment. In the past few years, access to and use of other tobacco or nicotine emerging products are on the rise, including the highly publicized electronic cigarette (e-cigarette). There has also been a proliferation of technology-based interventions to support standard TUD treatment, including mobile apps and web-based interventions. These tools are easily accessed 24/7 to support outpatient treatment. This update will review the emerging products and counter-measure intervention technologies, including how clinicians can integrate these tools and other community-based resources into their practice.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2016 May;18(5):51. doi: 10.1007/s11920-016-0681-6. Link to article on publisher's site

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Keywords

Addiction, E-Cigarettes, Mobile health, Nicotine, Smoking cessation, Tobacco, Tobacco use disorder

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Current psychiatry reports

PubMed ID

27040275