Treatment Recommendations for Special Populations

Special populations are defined as groups of individuals that may benefit from extra attention regarding how tobacco dependence treatment intervention services are delivered to them, and in their response to the tobacco dependence treatment process itself. The following is an overview of the unique needs of several special populations and recommendations for treatment techniques to meet those needs:

Special Populations

  • Smokeless Tobacco Users

  • Hospitalized Patients

  • Racial and Ethnic Groups

  • Pregnancy and Postpartum

  • Youth and Adolescents

  • Patients with Substance Abuse History

  • Serious and Persistent Mental Illness