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Measures of abstinence in clinical trials: issues and recommendations.
A workgroup formed by the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco reviewed the literature on abstinence measures used in trials of smoking cessation interventions. We recommend that trialsExpand
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Improving the future of youth smoking cessation.
OBJECTIVES To provide recommendations that will build a better foundation for research on youth smoking cessation. METHODS The Youth Tobacco Collaborative Cessation panel evaluated youth tobaccoExpand
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Quitlines in North America: evidence base and applications.
Quitlines provide a model for the translation of research findings to public health application. Quitlines are currently in operation in more than half of US states, in Canada, and in multipleExpand
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Youth Tobacco Use: A Global Perspective for Child Health Care Clinicians
Tobacco dependence, responsible for ∼4 million annual deaths worldwide, is considered to be a “pediatric disease.” The smoking epidemic is spreading rapidly in developing countries. FactorsExpand
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Smokers ages 50+: who gets physician advice to quit?
BACKGROUND Smoking-related morbidity and mortality, and benefits associated with quitting, extend across the life span. Health care provider interventions enhance quitting. The present study examinedExpand
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The state of office-based interventions for youth tobacco use.
Tobacco use is a serious pediatric health issue as dependence begins during childhood or adolescence in the majority of tobacco users. Primary care settings provide tremendous opportunities forExpand
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Recruitment strategies and success in a multi-county smoking cessation study.
The current paper focuses on the process evaluation of recruitment strategies and success in a large study of self-help smoking interventions with mid-life and older smokers in a 15-county area.Expand
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Smoking history, knowledge, and attitudes among older residents of a long-term care facility.
In the absence of empirical literature from the resident perspective, this study provided a first assessment of smoking history, knowledge of the risks of smoking, the risks of environmental tobaccoExpand
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Tobacco use in six economically disadvantaged communities in the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic is a tobacco-growing country, and tobacco control efforts there have been virtually nonexistent. This study provides a first systematic surveillance of tobacco use in sixExpand
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Recruitment of physician offices for an office-based adolescent smoking cessation study.
Physician office settings play an important role in tobacco cessation intervention. However, few tobacco cessation trials are conducted at these sites, in part because of the many challengesExpand
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