Quit rates at one year follow-up of Alaska Native Medical Center Tobacco Cessation Program.

@article{Hensel1995QuitRA,
  title={Quit rates at one year follow-up of Alaska Native Medical Center Tobacco Cessation Program.},
  author={Michelle R Hensel and Trudy Cavanagh and AnneP. Lanier and Teresa G Gleason and B. Th. Bouwens and H Tanttila and Andreas Reimer and Robert Dinwiddie and Judith C. Hayes},
  journal={Alaska medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={
          43-7
        }
}
The prevalence of tobacco use in the Alaska Native population is unusually high, as high as 50% in both adult men and women. In June of 1992, the Alaska Native Medical Center and the Alaska Area Native Health Service began a tobacco cessation program using behavioral modification classes and transdermal nicotine patches. Patients were subsequently followed at three month intervals for a year to assess smoking status. To date, 193 people have completed the program with at least three months… CONTINUE READING