Interventions to increase adherence to medications for tobacco dependence.

  title={Interventions to increase adherence to medications for tobacco dependence.},
  author={Gareth J Hollands and M{\'a}irt{\'i}n S. McDermott and Nicola Lindson-Hawley and Florian Vogt and Amanda Farley and Paul Aveyard},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Pharmacological treatments for tobacco dependence, such as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), have been shown to be safe and effective interventions for smoking cessation. Higher levels of adherence to these medications increase the likelihood of sustained smoking cessation, but many smokers use them at a lower dose and for less time than is optimal. It is therefore important to determine the effectiveness of interventions designed specifically to increase medication adherence. Such… CONTINUE READING