Effectiveness of a large-scale distribution programme of free nicotine patches: a prospective evaluation.

@article{Miller2005EffectivenessOA,
  title={Effectiveness of a large-scale distribution programme of free nicotine patches: a prospective evaluation.},
  author={Nancy E Miller and Thomas R Frieden and Sze Yan Liu and Thomas D. Matte and Farzad Mostashari and Deborah R Deitcher and Kenneth Michael Cummings and Christina Chang and Ursula E. Bauer and Mary Travis Bassett},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2005},
  volume={365 9474},
  pages={1849-54}
}
BACKGROUND After an increase in cigarette taxes and implementation of smoke-free workplace legislation, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the New York State Department of Health, and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute undertook large-scale distribution of free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). We did a 6 month follow-up survey to assess the success of this programme in improving smoking cessation on a population basis. METHODS 34,090 eligible smokers who phoned a… CONTINUE READING

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