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Reduction versus abrupt cessation in smokers who want to quit.

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BACKGROUND: The standard way to stop smoking is to quit abruptly on a designated quit day. A number of smokers have tried unsuccessfully to quit this way. Reducing smoking before quitting could be an alternative approach to cessation. Before this method is adopted it is important to determine whether it is at least as successful as abrupt quitting. OBJECTIVES: 1. To compare the success of reducing smoking to quit and abrupt quitting interventions. 2. To compare adverse events between arms in ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Hughes, JR More by this author
Journal:
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Volume:
3
Issue:
3
Pages:
CD008033
Publication date:
2010
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-493X
ISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:4c56371f-d880-402a-b892-5088d02eab53
Source identifiers:
351530
Local pid:
pubs:351530

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