A prospective cohort study challenging the effectiveness of population-based medical intervention for smoking cessation.

@article{Alpert2013APC,
  title={A prospective cohort study challenging the effectiveness of population-based medical intervention for smoking cessation.},
  author={Hillel R Alpert and Gregory N. Connolly and Lois Biener},
  journal={Tobacco control},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={32-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the population effectiveness of nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs), either with or without professional counselling, and provide evidence needed to better inform healthcare coverage decisions. METHODS A prospective cohort study was conducted in three waves on a probability sample of 787 Massachusetts adult smokers who had recently quit smoking. The baseline response rate was 46%; follow-up was completed with 56% of the designated cohort at wave 2 and 68% at wave 3. The… CONTINUE READING