New Cochrane Review investigates the effectiveness of nicotine replacement therapy

(Wiley) New evidence published in the Cochrane Library provides high quality evidence that people who use a combination of nicotine replacement therapies (a patch plus a short acting form, such as gum or lozenge) are more likely to successfully quit smoking than people who use a single form of the medicine.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Authors: Guichenez P, Underner M, Perriot J Abstract Behavioral therapies have been developed from Pavlov and Skinner's theories on learning. They have been enriched with knowledge about the processing of information, a process organizing the perception of events. For these two reasons they are called behavioral and cognitive therapies (CBT). CBTs take place in four stages: therapeutic alliance, functional analysis, behavioral and cognitive methods, and evaluation. Seven techniques allow the pulmonologist to increase motivation in patients, particularly at the contemplation stage: the motivational interviewing, the...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: news
Abstract Smoking is the top cause of death among lifestyle habits and continues to affect more than one billion people around the world. The current gold standard for smoking cessation is a combination of pharmacological and behavioural approaches. In March 2017, the National Addictions Management Service, Singapore, initiated a smoking cessation programme that combined the pharmacological treatment options of either nicotine replacement therapy, bupropion or varenicline with individual counselling to achieve optimal results. Treatment is customised to the individual based on demographics, individual preferences, ...
Source: Singapore Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Singapore Med J Source Type: research
Conclusions: European MRPH showed a suboptimal level of knowledge about e-cigarettes and THR. Training programs for public health and preventive medicine trainees should address this gap.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study develops our understanding of factors influencing the implementation of an organisational change intervention to promote sustainable provision of smoking cessation care in the SIF setting.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: Despite overall reductions in levels of smoking in the UK, rates of offender smoking remain high. In 2016, it was announced that prisons in England and Wales would gradually introduce a smoking ban. The purpose of this paper is to explore offenders' perceptions around the upcoming smoking ban. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: A total of eight focus groups were conducted in four prisons across the North of England. Both smoking and non-smoking offenders participated in the focus groups, and thematic analysis was used to explore the findings. FINDINGS: Themes generated from the data were &quo...
Source: International Journal of Prisoner Health - Category: Criminology Authors: Tags: Int J Prison Health Source Type: research
Conditions:   Smoking Cessation;   Tobacco Use Cessation Interventions:   Behavioral: Smoking cessation counseling (Quitline);   Behavioral: Smoking cessation pharmacotherapy (e.g, nicotine replacement therapy);   Behavioral: Financial incentives Sponsors:   University of California, Los Angeles;   NYU Langone Health;   Olive View-UCLA Education & Research Institute Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSION: Smoking cessation strategies for patients with schizophrenia appear to be effective and should combine (1) smoking cessation medications with sufficient duration, (2) diversified psychosocial approaches and (3) physical activity practice. PMID: 31153585 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
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