Employment, gender, and smoking cessation outcomes in low-income smokers using nicotine replacement therapy.

@article{Burgess2009EmploymentGA,
  title={Employment, gender, and smoking cessation outcomes in low-income smokers using nicotine replacement therapy.},
  author={Diana J Burgess and Steven Fu and Siamak Noorbaloochi and Barbara A Clothier and Jennifer J Ricards and Rachel Widome and Michelle van Ryn},
  journal={Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 12},
  pages={1439-47}
}
INTRODUCTION This study examines the presence and correlates of gender disparities in smoking cessation among lower income smokers prescribed nicotine replacement medication. METHODS We examined quit rates (7-day abstinence point prevalence) among a cohort of smokers who filled prescriptions for nicotine replacement (N = 1,782), using Minnesota Health Care Programs' (e.g., Medicaid) pharmacy claims databases (2005-2006) and mixed-mode survey protocols. A cohort of smokers who recently filled… CONTINUE READING

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