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The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) gratefully acknowledges the generous contribution of the following authors and reviewers of Smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity (SNAP
The information set out in this publication is current at the date of first publication and is intended for use as a guide of a general
nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances.
Acronyms used throughout this guideline
This guide has been designed to assist GPs and practice staff (the GP practice team) to work with patients on the lifestyle risk factors of smoking, nutrition, alcohol and physical activity (SNAP).
Organisations working with general practices, such as primary care organisations, public health services and other agencies that provide resources and training for primary healthcare staff, may also find this guide valuable.
The SNAP guide is based on the best available evidence at the time of publication. It adopts the most recent National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) levels of evidence and grades of recommendations. Recommendations in the tables are graded according to levels of evidence and the strength of recommendation.
The levels of evidence are coded by the roman numerals I–IV, while the strength of recommendation is coded by the letters A–D. Practice points (PP) are employed where no good evidence is available.
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