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A meta-analytic comparison of the effectiveness of smoking cessation methods.

Viswesvaran C1, Schmidt FL.

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Meta-analysis was used to cumulate the results from 633 studies of smoking cessation, involving 71,806 subjects, that reported the proportion of successful quits. Self-care methods do not appear to be as effective as formal intervention methods. Instructional programs involving physicians were not more effective than other instructional programs. Conditioning-based techniques such as aversive methods had success rates similar to those of instructional methods, and among the instructional methods, those incorporating social norms and values were more successful than those relying solely on didactic approaches. Cumulation of quit rates from all available control groups indicated that, on average, 6.4% of the smokers could be expected to quit smoking without any intervention. This figure must be subtracted from the raw success rate to obtain the net success rate for each program. Directions for future research are discussed.


Methods and rapid smoking to facilitate smoking

cessationJoseph Barber
Pages 257-266 | Received 20 Jun 1999, Published online: 31 Jan 2008

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Hypnotic intervention can be integrated with a Rapid Smoking treatment protocol for smoking cessation. Reported here is a demonstration of such an integrated approach, including a detailed description of treatment rationale and procedures for such a short-term intervention. Of 43 consecutive patients undergoing this treatment protocol, 39 reported remaining abstinent at follow-up (6 months to 3 years post treatment).

Smoking & Nicotine Addiction

“We carried out a random effect meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials to determine the efficacy of alternative smoking cessation aids. We only included trials that reported cessation outcomes as point prevalence or continuous abstinence at 6 or 12 months. Our results suggest that …hypnotherapy may help smokers quit.”

Tahiri M, Mottillo S. Alternative smoking cessation aids: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Med. 2012 Jun;125(6):576-84. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2011.09.028. Epub 2012 Apr 11. PubMed PMID: 22502956. 


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