Effectiveness of interventions to help people stop smoking: findings from the Cochrane Library.
Advice from doctors, structured interventions from nurses, and individual and group counselling are effective interventions. Generic self help materials are no better than brief advice but more effective than doing nothing; personalised materials are more effective than standard materials. All forms of nicotine replacement therapy are effective. The antidepressants bupropion and nortriptyline increased quit rates in a small number of trials; the usefulness of the antihypertensive drug clonidi...Expand abstract
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