Multiple studies have shown tripling of long-term smoking cessation rates using financial incentives. ... Randomized trial of four financial-incentive programs for smoking cessation. N Engl J Med.
significantly higher odds of smoking abstinence after 26 weeks than those who received counseling and placebo. ... The primary outcome was salivary cotinine-verified seven-day point prevalence smoking abstinence at week 12.
therapy. To treat dyslipidemia, internists should first consider therapeutic lifestyle modifications, such as diet, exercise, smoking cessation, and maintenance of a normal body mass index, said Leonard Mankin, MD, FACP. ... Mankin said. To treat
Weight loss and smoking cessation are two good examples of how health behavior change is made more difficult by people's bias toward immediate rewards over long-term success. ... for smoking cessation, the experts said.
Q: I read about the new codes for smoking cessation counseling and substance abuse screening and brief intervention services in the February 2008 ACP Internist. ... Physician documentation should reflect both the work associated with the smoking
The authors concluded that the addition of clinician education regarding smoking-cessation strategies and quitline services did not improve any of the studied outcomes. ... Barriers to providing evidence-based smoking-cessation interventions included a
The annual physical might be the best time to capture smoking history, said Lionel S. ... Guerra said. In case they decide to attempt quitting before then, she will often offer a prescription for a smoking cessation medication to keep handy.
Much also is being learned about the influence of genetic variation on smoking cessation. ... At some point, health care providers will probably be able to use genetic information to tailor approaches to smoking cessation.
The recent increase in the use of electronic cigarettes may have led to higher smoking cessation rates in the U.S., a recent study found. ... Researchers compared smoking cessation rates of survey respondents who reported smoking cigarettes in the 12
Removal of warnings on the risk of serious mental health side effects from two smoking cessation medications.