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Weaver FM, Smith B, LaVela SL, Evans CT, Ullrich P, Miskevics S, Goldstein B, Strayer J, Burns SP. Smoking behavior and delivery of evidence-based care for veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders. The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2011 Jan 1; 34(1):35-45.
Veterans with SCi/D who smoke also had other health problems. Providers offer counseling and medication, but often have difficulty following patients to arrange/provide support. Identifying other support methods such as telehealth, considering the use of combination cessation therapies, and addressing other health concerns (e.g., depression) may affect tobacco cessation in this population.