Targeting heavy smokers in general practice: randomised controlled trial of transdermal nicotine patches.

@article{Russell1993TargetingHS,
  title={Targeting heavy smokers in general practice: randomised controlled trial of transdermal nicotine patches.},
  author={Michael A. H. Russell and John Andrew Stapleton and Colin Feyerabend and Sam Wiseman and Gunnar Gustavsson and U Sawe and Patrick Connor},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1993},
  volume={306 6888},
  pages={1308-12}
}
OBJECTIVES (a) To evaluate the efficacy of transdermal nicotine patches as an aid to stopping smoking when used as an adjunct to brief advice and support in a general practice setting; (b) to see whether an increase in nicotine patch dosage enhances the rate of initial cessation. DESIGN Randomised double blind placebo controlled parallel group study with one year of follow up. SETTING 30 general practices in 15 English counties. SUBJECTS 600 dependent heavy smokers (> or = 15 cigarettes… CONTINUE READING