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Evid Based Nurs 9:109 doi:10.1136/ebn.9.4.109
  • Treatment

Review: existing evidence does not support behavioural or other specific interventions to prevent smoking relapse


 
 Q Are smoking relapse prevention interventions effective in people who have recently quit smoking?

METHODS

GraphicData sources:

Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Review Group register of trials, which included the results of searches of Medline, PsycINFO, and conference abstracts (all to Aug 2005).

GraphicStudy selection and assessment:

randomised or quasi-randomised controlled trials of participants who had quit smoking on their own, were in enforced abstinence, or were in cessation programmes; had ⩾6 months of follow up; and compared relapse prevention interventions with no intervention, a shorter intervention, or an intervention not oriented toward relapse prevention. 42 trials (n = 30 580) met the …

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