Estimating the effect of smoking cessation on weight gain: an instrumental variable approach.

@article{Eisenberg2006EstimatingTE,
  title={Estimating the effect of smoking cessation on weight gain: an instrumental variable approach.},
  author={Daniel S. Eisenberg and Brian C. Quinn},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={2006},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={2255-66}
}
OBJECTIVE To propose and test a method that produces an unbiased estimate of the average effect of smoking cessation on weight gain. Previous estimates may be biased due to unobservable differences in attributes of quitters and continuing smokers. An accurate estimate of weight gain due to cessation is important for policymakers, health managers, clinicians, consumers, and developers of smoking cessation aids. STUDY SETTING Our analysis consisted of an instrumental variables (IVs) approach in… CONTINUE READING