Journal article

Two-Year Outcomes from a Cessation of Smoking Intervention in Older Adults

RJ Tait, GK Hulse, A Waterreus, L Flicker, NT Lautenschlager, K Jamrozik, OP Almeida

Journal of Smoking Cessation | Published : 2008


AbstractThis study evaluated a cessation of smoking program for older (≥ 65 years) smokers. We recruited 215 community-dwelling smokers who selected either an intervention (n = 165) (brief intervention, telephone support, access to nicotine replacement therapy [NRT]) or ongoing smoking (continuing smokers) (n = 50). Primary outcomes at 12 and 24 months were (a) total abstinence and (b) cessation for the previous 30+ days, all validated via expired carbon monoxide (ECO). We interviewed 183 (85%) participants at 12 months and 165 (77%) at 24 months. Total abstinence was reported by 29 (18%) and 21 (13%) of the intervention group and none of the continuing smokers at 12 and 24 months. At 12 mon..

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