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Br Med J (Clin Res Ed). Feb 19, 1983; 286(6365): 595–597.
PMCID: PMC1546807

Comparison of four methods of smoking withdrawal in patients with smoking related diseases. Report by a subcommittee of the Research Committee of the British Thoracic Society.

Abstract

Four methods of smoking withdrawal were compared in patients with smoking related diseases attending a hospital or chest clinic. Reinforcing verbal advice with a booklet or with a booklet together with nicotine or placebo chewing gum did not result in greater success than verbal advice alone. Roughly a quarter of those patients who denied smoking had carboxyhaemoglobin and plasma thiocyanate concentrations typical of smokers. At the end of a year 150 out of 1550 patients (9.7%) had successfully stopped smoking.

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