G G Lauger

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OBJECTIVES Transdermal nicotine patches have shown considerable promise in improving smoking cessation outcomes. The present study assessed telephone support as an adjunct to a managed care-based, single-session group orientation smoking cessation program with nicotine patch therapy. METHODS The unit of randomization was the orientation session (n = 35).(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of a 22-mg nicotine patch combined with the National Cancer Institute program for physician advice and nurse follow-up in providing withdrawal symptom relief, 1-year smoking cessation outcome, and percentage of nicotine replacement. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SUBJECTS Two-hundred forty(More)
OBJECTIVES Sources of measurement error in assessing smoking status are examined. METHODS The Lung Health Study, a randomized trial in 10 clinical centers, includes 3923 participants in a smoking cessation program and 1964 usual care participants. Smoking at first annual follow-up was assessed by salivary cotinine, expired air carbon monoxide, and(More)
The Pharmacists Educating Patients Program (PEPP) was designed (1) to provide pharmacists with smoking cessation consultation guidelines for patients on nicotine transdermal therapy and (2) to test the effectiveness of these pharmacists' consultation services. More than 6,500 pharmacies and 40,220 patients participated in this program. One year after(More)
We related serum nicotine and cotinine levels while subjects were smoking their usual numbers of cigarettes to levels while wearing a nicotine patch under carefully controlled, smoke-free conditions in a clinical research center. Twenty-four volunteers who needed intensive treatment for severe nicotine dependence were admitted to the clinical research(More)
We have summarized the basic components of a comprehensive model for the treatment of nicotine addiction in a medical setting. It is a labor-intensive program with emphasis on individual assessment and the development of individual treatment programs adaptable to all levels of nicotine dependence. We anticipate that this model will be increasingly used by(More)
The rate of smoking was significantly reduced in volunteer subjects by providing effective nicotine replacement, self-help material, and weekly visits with a nurse for 6 weeks. Nicotine-replacement therapy with a transdermal nicotine patch (Nicolan) almost doubled the 6-week smoking-cessation rate in comparison with that in a placebo group (77% versus 39%;(More)
Transdermal nicotine has been shown to relieve nicotine withdrawal and to double smoking cessation rates compared to placebo in clinical trials. A 21 or 22 mg/day dose provides a steady state serum nicotine that is less than obtained from smoking. Limited information is available about higher nicotine patch doses. To define better the optimal dosing of(More)
Nicotine gum is an important adjunct for smoking cessation for many smokers, and long-term use of nicotine gum will occur in a small percentage of patients. To date, no method of cessation in long-term users has been studied in a randomized trial. We enrolled 26 subjects at the Mayo Clinic site of the Lung Health Study who had used nicotine gum for more(More)
The Self-Administered Nicotine-Dependence Scale (SANDS) is a questionnaire to assist in the determination of the most appropriate intervention for the nicotine-dependent individual. Six content domains included are: (1) self-efficacy; (2) social skills deficit; (3) loss of control; (4) consequences of use; (5) social support for smoking; and (6) concern for(More)