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Kavirajan, Harish [The Cochrane Library] . (2017) Clinical question: Can providing incentives to stop smoking to adult smokers of mixed populations increase quit rates? London: Wiley. Cochrane Clinical Answers

URL: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cca/doi/10.1002/cc...

Low‐quality evidence suggests that providing incentives to adult smokers from mixed populations improves smoking cessation rates at follow‐up periods of 6 months but not longer. Clinical trials have investigated various rewards for smoking cessation in locations such as medical clinics, villages, urban communities, academic institutions, and worksites among people of corresponding diversity. Typically, the intervention group received a reward such as lottery/raffle tickets/vouchers or cash for abstinence, and the control group was simply monitored. Individuals were assessed by self‐report or through biochemical methods. In some trials, abstinence rates were compared between contingent reward and automatic reward groups, with the latter serving as the control group. Studies did not assess adverse events associated with incentives.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Tobacco
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder treatment method, Alternative medical treatment, Psychosocial treatment method
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:30 March 2017
Publisher:Wiley
Place of Publication:London
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Subjects:B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
HJ Treatment method > Other medical treatment method > Alternative medical treatment
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines

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