Predictors of 6-month tobacco abstinence among 1224 cigarette smokers treated for nicotine dependence

@article{Ferguson2003PredictorsO6,
  title={Predictors of 6-month tobacco abstinence among 1224 cigarette smokers treated for nicotine dependence},
  author={Jennifer A Ferguson and Christi A. Patten and Darrell R. Schroeder and Kenneth P. Offord and Kay M Eberman and Richard D. Hurt},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={1203-18}
}
This study examined baseline characteristics associated with abstinence from tobacco 6 months after treatment for nicotine dependence. A total of 1224 cigarette smokers (619 females, 605 males) receiving clinical services for treatment of nicotine dependence between January 1, 1995 and June 30, 1997 were studied. The intervention involves a 45-min consultation with a nicotine dependence counselor. A treatment plan individualized to the patient's needs is then developed. The main outcome measure… CONTINUE READING

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