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Chen, YF and Madan, J and Welton, N and Yahaya, I and Aveyard, Paul and Bauld, L and Wang, D and Fry-Smith, A and Munafo, Marcus R . (2012) Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of computer and other electronic aids for smoking cessation: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Health Technology Assessment, 16 (38) 224 p.

URL: https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/hta/hta1638...

Background: Smoking is harmful to health. On average, lifelong smokers lose 10 years of life, and about half of all lifelong smokers have their lives shortened by smoking. Stopping smoking reverses or prevents many of these harms. However, cessation services in the NHS achieve variable success rates with smokers who want to quit. Approaches to behaviour change can be supplemented with electronic aids, and this may significantly increase quit rates and prevent a proportion of cases that relapse.

Objective: The primary research question we sought to answer was: What is the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of internet, PC and other electronic aids to help people stop smoking? We addressed the following three questions:
(1) What is the effectiveness of internet sites, computer programs, mobile telephone text messages and other electronic aids for smoking cessation and/or reducing relapse?
(2) What is the costeffectiveness of incorporating internet sites, computer programs, mobile telephone text messages and other electronic aids into current NHS smoking cessation programmes? and
(3) What are the current gaps in research into the effectiveness of internet sites, computer programs, mobile telephone text messages and other electronic aids to help people stop smoking?


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Tobacco
Intervention Type:Alternative medical treatment
Date:2012
Pages:224 p.
Volume:16
Number:38
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
HJ Treatment method > Other medical treatment method > Alternative medical treatment
VA Geographic area > International aspects
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)

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