Evid Based Nurs 2:80 doi:10.1136/ebn.2.3.80
  • Treatment

Review: self help interventions alone minimally increase smoking cessation rates

Self help v no self help for smoking cessation at longest follow up* (range 6–24 mo)

Weighted event rates
Intervention Self help No self help RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
* Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, CI, and NNT calculated from data in article.
Self help 5.1% 4.5% 8% (−8 to 27) Not significant
Self help with no leaflet 4.3% 3.5% 27% (2 to 58) 123 (64 to 1771)

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