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Article: Smoking reduction intervention for smokers not willing to quit smoking: a randomised controlled trial

TitleSmoking reduction intervention for smokers not willing to quit smoking: a randomised controlled trial
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2012, v. 18 n. Suppl 3, p. 4-8 How to Cite?
AbstractKey Messages 1. This smoking reduction study examined the effectiveness of smoking reduction counselling together with free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for smoking cessation and tested the effectiveness of brief counselling on adherence to NRT among Chinese smokers who were not willing to quit but intended to reduce cigarette consumption. 2. The smoking reduction intervention was effective in helping the unmotivated smokers in quitting (intervention: 17.0% vs control: 10.2%, P=0.012) and in reducing their daily cigarette consumption by 50% or more (intervention: 50.9% vs control: 25.7%, P<0.001) at 6-month follow-up. 3. Our results provided evidence for the effectiveness of smoking reduction intervention, which is important for planning smoking cessation services. 4. Free NRT was widely accepted by participants (8-week NRT adherence rate: 54.5%). Free NRT together with smoking reduction counselling was a feasible and cost-effective approach to help unmotivated smokers to reduce and quit smoking, especially in developing countries like China where NRT is expensive and not used extensively. 5. The motivation to quit smoking was not undermined by smoking reduction intervention. To the contrary, offering assistance to reduce smoking could attract smokers who were not willing or ready to quit.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164802
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, SSCen_US
dc.contributor.authorAbdullah, ASMen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, VTen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, AYWen_US
dc.contributor.authorHedley, AJen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:09:43Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T08:09:43Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2012, v. 18 n. Suppl 3, p. 4-8en_US
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164802-
dc.description.abstractKey Messages 1. This smoking reduction study examined the effectiveness of smoking reduction counselling together with free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for smoking cessation and tested the effectiveness of brief counselling on adherence to NRT among Chinese smokers who were not willing to quit but intended to reduce cigarette consumption. 2. The smoking reduction intervention was effective in helping the unmotivated smokers in quitting (intervention: 17.0% vs control: 10.2%, P=0.012) and in reducing their daily cigarette consumption by 50% or more (intervention: 50.9% vs control: 25.7%, P<0.001) at 6-month follow-up. 3. Our results provided evidence for the effectiveness of smoking reduction intervention, which is important for planning smoking cessation services. 4. Free NRT was widely accepted by participants (8-week NRT adherence rate: 54.5%). Free NRT together with smoking reduction counselling was a feasible and cost-effective approach to help unmotivated smokers to reduce and quit smoking, especially in developing countries like China where NRT is expensive and not used extensively. 5. The motivation to quit smoking was not undermined by smoking reduction intervention. To the contrary, offering assistance to reduce smoking could attract smokers who were not willing or ready to quit.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journalen_US
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleSmoking reduction intervention for smokers not willing to quit smoking: a randomised controlled trialen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, SSC: nssophia@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailHedley, AJ: hrmrajh@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.pmid22865214-
dc.identifier.hkuros209837en_US
dc.identifier.volume18en_US
dc.identifier.issueSuppl 3en_US
dc.identifier.spage4en_US
dc.identifier.epage8en_US
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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