What addiction did the surgeon common properly demarcate as a “chronic disease” on June 27, 2000?
So can smokers get SSI benefits if we aren't allowed to smoke at work anymore?
In June, 2000, the Public Health Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the Clinical Practice Guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence (PHS Guideline). This Public Health Service (PHS) guideline describes
tobacco dependence as a chronic disease. This model recognize the long-term nature of the disorder next to an expectation that patients may have period of relapse and remission requiring ongoing, rather than basically acute care. This Guideline also reviews
the evidence on treatment usefulness and concludes that there is a dose-response effect of treatment, such that brief interventions work but more intensive interventions are even more potent.
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