The American Heart Association /American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) recommends secondary prevention for patients with Coronary and other Vascular Disease that includes strongly encouraging patient and family to stop smoking and to avoid secondhand smoke through the provision of counseling, pharmacological therapy and formal smoking cessation programs as appropriate. The goal is for complete smoking cessation.
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organizations represent a specific aspect of care in relation to an
evidence-based standard, but are not clinical guidelines and do not establish
standards of care.