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Assessing Readiness for Smoking Cessation

Lisa Shah, MD, Clinical Associate of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine, The University of Chicago describes The Contemplation Ladder – a one to ten scale used as a measure of a smoker’s readiness to quit.

References
Biener L, Abrams DB. The contemplation ladder: Validation of a measure of readiness to consider smoking cessation. Health Psychology. 1991;10:360–365.

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