From August 1998 to September 2000, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School updated Clinical Practice Guideline on Smoking Cessation (#18), a publication of the federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR).
CTRI, coordinator of the project and located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, reconvened the original Guideline's Smoking Cessation Panel to review and produce the update.
In June 2000, the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) published the updated, 179-page guide,Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, the only current evidence-based set of treatment guidelines available.
USPHS printed 55,000 copies of the book and has distributed 44,000 copies to date.
Surgeon General David Satcher announced the updated book's publication at a press conference, and several journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) featured articles about it.