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Spotlight on Pain Management

Cigarette Smoking as a Risk Factor for Chronic Opioid Use


by Lori Bastian, MD, MPH
Seminar date: 11/1/2016

Description: This session will provide a brief overview of the association of smoking status and pain intensity and describe a recent study that highlights the association of current smoking and opioid use. Potential clinical implications will be highlighted. Intended audience: clinicians and researchers.



DOWNLOAD: PDF handout | Audio only (mp3) | transcript


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