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A pilot randomised trial to assess the methods and procedures for evaluating the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Exercise Assisted Reduction then Stop (EARS) among disadvantaged smokers.

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BACKGROUND: There have been few rigorous studies on the effects of behavioural support for helping smokers to reduce who do not immediately wish to quit. While reduction may not have the health benefits of quitting, it may lead smokers to want to quit. Physical activity (PA) helps to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, and also reduces weight gain after quitting, but smokers may be less inclined to exercise. There is scope to develop and determine the effectiveness of interventions to su...

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10.3310/hta18040

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Taylor, AH More by this author
Thompson, TP More by this author
Greaves, CJ More by this author
Taylor, RS More by this author
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Journal:
Health technology assessment (Winchester, England)
Volume:
18
Issue:
4
Pages:
1-324
Publication date:
2014-01-05
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EISSN:
2046-4924
ISSN:
1366-5278
URN:
uuid:27a4931b-9b3a-435e-b340-62c797185f6c
Source identifiers:
447069
Local pid:
pubs:447069

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