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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
 

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JAMA. 2013;310(1):91-92. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.6473
Abstract

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.

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