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JAMA. 2013 Jul 3;310(1):91-2. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.6473.

Gradual reduction vs abrupt cessation as a smoking cessation strategy in smokers who want to quit.

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Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England. n.l.lindson@bham.ac.uk

Abstract

CLINICAL QUESTION:

Is gradual smoking cessation associated with poorer success rates than abrupt cessation in smokers who want to quit?

BOTTOM LINE:

Gradual reduction may not be associated with a clinically significant difference in smoking cessation rates compared with abrupt cessation.

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PMID:
23821093
DOI:
10.1001/jama.2013.6473
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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