Physician advice for smoking cessation.

  title={Physician advice for smoking cessation.},
  author={Tim Lancaster and L Stead},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Healthcare professionals frequently advise patients to improve their health by stopping smoking. Such advice may be brief, or part of more intensive interventions. OBJECTIVES The aims of this review were to assess the effectiveness of advice from physicians in promoting smoking cessation; to compare minimal interventions by physicians with more intensive interventions; to assess the effectiveness of various aids to advice in promoting smoking cessation and to determine the effect… CONTINUE READING
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