Weekly versus basic smoking cessation support in primary care: a randomised controlled trial.
BACKGROUND: There is insufficient and conflicting evidence about whether more intensive behavioural support is more effective than basic behavioural support for smoking cessation and whether primary care nurses can deliver effective behavioural support. METHODS: A randomised controlled trial was performed in 26 UK general practices. 925 smokers of >or=10 cigarettes per day were randomly allocated to basic or weekly support. All participants were seen before quitting, telephoned around qui...Expand abstract
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