Nicola Lindson‐Hawley

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OBJECTIVE To investigate change in mental health after smoking cessation compared with continuing to smoke. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. DATA SOURCES Web of Science, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Medline, Embase, and PsycINFO for relevant studies from inception to April 2012. Reference lists of(More)
BACKGROUND Promoting and supporting smoking reduction in smokers with no immediate intention of stopping smoking is controversial given existing fears that this will deter cessation and that reduction itself may not improve health outcomes. DISCUSSION Evidence shows that smokers who reduce the number of daily cigarettes smoked are more likely to attempt(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Previous studies have reported that people who use a smoking cessation medication while smoking and reduce cigarette consumption spontaneously are three times more likely to stop smoking after a quit date. The aim was to replicate this and assess whether it arises because of willed effortful reduction rather than unwilled reduced drive(More)
BACKGROUND The use of nicotine replacement therapy before quitting smoking is called nicotine preloading. Standard smoking cessation protocols suggest commencing nicotine replacement therapy only on the first day of quitting smoking (quit day) aiming to reduce withdrawal symptoms and craving. However, other, more successful smoking cessation(More)
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