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JAMA Clinical Evidence Synopsis
July 3, 2013

Gradual Reduction vs Abrupt Cessation as a Smoking Cessation Strategy in Smokers Who Want to Quit

Author Affiliations
  • 1Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England
  • 2Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, England
  • 3Department of Psychiatry, Psychology and Family Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington
JAMA. 2013;310(1):91-92. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.6473

Clinical Question  Is gradual smoking cessation associated with poorer success rates than abrupt cessation in smokers who want to quit?

Bottom Line  Gradual reduction may not be associated with a clinically significant difference in smoking cessation rates compared with abrupt cessation.