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Does reduced smoking if you can't stop make any difference?

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Promoting and supporting smoking reduction in smokers with no immediate intention of stopping smoking is controversial given existing fears that this will deter cessation and that reduction itself may not improve health outcomes.Evidence shows that smokers who reduce the number of daily cigarettes smoked are more likely to attempt and actually achieve smoking cessation. Further, clinical trials have shown that nicotine replacement therapy benefits both reduction and cessation. Worldwide data ...

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10.1186/s12916-015-0505-2

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
BMC medicine
Volume:
13
Pages:
257
Chapter number:
ARTN 257
Publication date:
2015-01-05
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EISSN:
1741-7015
ISSN:
1741-7015
URN:
uuid:e245b69e-5b99-4a1f-9617-b3097be427b1
Source identifiers:
573090
Local pid:
pubs:573090
Language:
English
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