Ioanna Nikoloutsou

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Background Motivational support is crucial for the success of smoking cessation. Significant others are a proven source of that support [1,2]. As far as we know social support has been used to achieve smoking cessation higher rates, but only as support and not as a concurrent attempt of a couple to quit smoking. We investigated whether the inclusion of(More)
Background It is known that nicotine increases energy expenditure, basic metabolism and has appetite-suppressing properties , which likely explains why smokers tend to have lower body weight than non-smokers and why smoking cessation is followed by weight gain up to 12 kgr (7 kgr in median). Thus smoking cessation often has the disadvantage of increasing(More)
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