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Carson, Kristin V and Verbiest, Marjolein EA and Crone, Mathilde R and Brinn, Malcolm P and Esterman, Adrian J and Assendelft, Willem JJ and Smith, Brian J (2012) Training health professionals in smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (3), Art. No.: CD000214. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000214.pub2.

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The objectives were to determine the effectiveness of training health care professionals in the delivery of smoking cessation interventions to their patients, and to assess the additional effects of training characteristics such as intervention content, delivery method and intensity.

Authors' conclusion: Training health professionals to provide smoking cessation interventions had a measurable effect on the point prevalence of smoking, continuous abstinence and professional performance. The one exception was the provision of nicotine gum or replacement therapy, which did not differ between groups.

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