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Cahill, Kate and Perera, Rafael [The Cochrane Library] . (2008) Quit and Win contests for smoking cessation. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (4) Art. No.: CD004986. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004986.pub3.

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1465185...

• To determine whether quit and win contests can deliver higher long-term quit rates than baseline community quit rates.
• To assess the impact of such programmes, we considered both the quit rates achieved by participants, and the population impact, which takes into account the proportion of the target population entering the contest.

Quit and win contests at local and regional level appear to deliver quit rates above baseline community rates, although the population impact of the contests seems to be relatively low. Contests may be subject to levels of deception which could compromise the validity of the intervention. International contests may prove to be an effective mechanism, particularly in developing countries, but a lack of well-designed comparative studies precludes any firm conclusions.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Tobacco
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method, Rehabilitation/Recovery, Psychosocial treatment method
Source:The Cochrane Library
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Place of Publication:London
Accession Number:HRB (Not in collection)
Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
HJ Treatment method > Drugs and alcohol disorder treatment method > Cessation of drugs and alcohol use

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