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Nicotine Therapy Sampling to Induce Quit Attempts Among Smokers Unmotivated to Quit

Nicotine Therapy Sampling to Induce Quit Attempts Among Smokers Unmotivated to Quit ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION Nicotine Therapy Sampling to Induce Quit Attempts Among Smokers Unmotivated to Quit A Randomized Clinical Trial Matthew J. Carpenter, PhD; John R. Hughes, MD; Kevin M. Gray, MD; Amy E. Wahlquist, MS; Michael E. Saladin, PhD; Anthony J. Alberg, PhD, MPH Background: Rates of smoking cessation have not abstinence at any time during the study (ie, floating changed in a decade, accentuating the need for novel ap- abstinence) and at the final follow-up assessment. proaches to prompt quit attempts. Results: Compared with PQA intervention, nicotine Methods: Within a nationwide randomized clinical therapy sampling was associated with a significantly higher trial (N = 849) to induce further quit attempts and ces- incidence of any quit attempt (49% vs 40%; relative risk sation, smokers currently unmotivated to quit were [RR], 1.2; 95% CI, 1.1-1.4) and any 24-hour quit at- randomized to a practice quit attempt (PQA) alone or tempt (43% vs 34%; 1.3; 1.1-1.5). Nicotine therapy sam- to nicotine replacement therapy (hereafter referred to pling was marginally more likely to promote floating ab- as nicotine therapy), sampling within the context of a stinence (19% vs 15%; RR, 1.3; 95% CI, 1.0-1.7); 6-month PQA. Following a 6-week intervention period, partici- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Nicotine Therapy Sampling to Induce Quit Attempts Among Smokers Unmotivated to Quit

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Publisher
American Medical Association
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Copyright 2011 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6106
eISSN
2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/archinternmed.2011.492
pmid
22123796
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Abstract

ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION Nicotine Therapy Sampling to Induce Quit Attempts Among Smokers Unmotivated to Quit A Randomized Clinical Trial Matthew J. Carpenter, PhD; John R. Hughes, MD; Kevin M. Gray, MD; Amy E. Wahlquist, MS; Michael E. Saladin, PhD; Anthony J. Alberg, PhD, MPH Background: Rates of smoking cessation have not abstinence at any time during the study (ie, floating changed in a decade, accentuating the need for novel ap- abstinence) and at the final follow-up assessment. proaches to prompt quit attempts. Results: Compared with PQA intervention, nicotine Methods: Within a nationwide randomized clinical therapy sampling was associated with a significantly higher trial (N = 849) to induce further quit attempts and ces- incidence of any quit attempt (49% vs 40%; relative risk sation, smokers currently unmotivated to quit were [RR], 1.2; 95% CI, 1.1-1.4) and any 24-hour quit at- randomized to a practice quit attempt (PQA) alone or tempt (43% vs 34%; 1.3; 1.1-1.5). Nicotine therapy sam- to nicotine replacement therapy (hereafter referred to pling was marginally more likely to promote floating ab- as nicotine therapy), sampling within the context of a stinence (19% vs 15%; RR, 1.3; 95% CI, 1.0-1.7); 6-month PQA. Following a 6-week intervention period, partici-

Journal

JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 28, 2011

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