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Rigotti, Nancy A. and Clair, Carole and Munafo, Marcus R and Stead, Lindsay F (2012) Interventions for smoking cessation in hospitalised patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (5), No.: CD001837. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001837.pub3.

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Objectives: To determine the effectiveness of interventions for smoking cessation that are initiated for hospitalised patients.

Conclusion: High intensity behavioural interventions that begin during a hospital stay and include at least one month of supportive contact after discharge promote smoking cessation among hospitalised patients. The effect of these interventions was independent of the patient's admitting diagnosis and was found in rehabilitation settings as well as acute care hospitals. There was no evidence of effect for interventions of lower intensity or shorter duration. This update found that adding NRT to intensive counselling significantly increases cessation rates over counselling alone. There is insufficient direct evidence to conclude that adding bupropion or varenicline to intensive counselling increases cessation rates over what is achieved by counselling alone.

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Review, Article
Drug Type
Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Treatment method, Harm reduction
May 2012
Identification #
No.: CD001837. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001837.pub3
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Place of Publication
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HRB (Electronic Only)

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