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Varenicline is a safe and effective aid to smoking cessation but most trials have involved frequent visits or intensive behavioral support unlike that typically provided in primary care. The current study examined if motivational text messages, sent via cellphone, would increase quit rates in smokers being treated with varenicline and 3 brief sessions in a family practice setting.
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Name: Journal of health communication
China has the highest global prevalence of cigarette smokers, accounting for more than 40% of the total cigarette consumption in the world. Considering the shortage of smoking cessation services in Ch...
Mobile phone messaging support and biomarker feedback independently show evidence of increasing an individual's likelihood of quitting smoking. However, the combination of these two strategies to faci...
Latino smokers in the United States (US) are known to experience smoking cessation treatment disparities due to their under-utilization of services, limited access to health care, and poor smoking ces...
Chat-based instant messaging support combined with brief smoking cessation interventions for Chinese community smokers in Hong Kong: Rationale and study protocol for a pragmatic, cluster-randomized controlled trial.
Novel approaches to engage community smokers in smoking cessation are needed as smokers typically lack motivation to quit or use evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment. Mobile instant messaging a...
Tobacco cigarette smokers with comorbid chronic pain experience greater difficulty quitting smoking relative to those without chronic pain. A brief smoking cessation intervention was developed to addr...
The primary long-term objective of this research is to reduce smoking relapse through the use of automated mobile smoking cessation interventions that tailor content (e.g., treatment messa...
The purpose of the proposed project is to pilot test an automated mobile phone-based contingency management (CM) approach to tobacco (smoking) cessation. With the assistance of the Mobile ...
Despite the availability of a variety of effective treatments for smoking cessation, uptake of treatments is low. The increasing use of smartphone technology presents an exceptional opport...
The purpose of this study is to develop and then test the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effect of a bidirectional text message smoking cessation intervention among Vietnamese...
The study is designed to evaluate the efficacy of a cigarette reduction intervention using a novel device called the Quitbit, a digital lighter paired with a smartphone mobile application,...
Work consisting of a clinical trial involving one or more test treatments, at least one control treatment, specified outcome measures for evaluating the studied intervention, and a bias-free method for assigning patients to the test treatment. The treatment may be drugs, devices, or procedures studied for diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic effectiveness. Control measures include placebos, active medicine, no-treatment, dosage forms and regimens, historical comparisons, etc. When randomization using mathematical techniques, such as the use of a random numbers table, is employed to assign patients to test or control treatments, the trial is characterized as a RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL.
A decrease in the incidence and frequency of SMOKING. Smoking reduction differs from SMOKING CESSATION in that the smoker continues to smoke albeit at a lesser frequency without quitting.
Discontinuation of the habit of smoking, the inhaling and exhaling of tobacco smoke.
Works about a study where participants are assigned to a treatment, procedure, or intervention by methods that are not random. Non-randomized clinical trials are sometimes referred to as quasi-experimental clinical trials or non-equivalent control group designs.
Cessation of the habit of using tobacco products for smoking or chewing, including the use of snuff.