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

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


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

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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 …

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  • For correspondence: Dr T Lancaster, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.{at}

  • Source of funding: UK National Health Service.