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A systematic review of smoking cessation interventions for adults in substance abuse treatment or recovery

International Literature

posted by WM Admin on 2015-06-12 15:01:40.453

In this systematic review, the authors evaluated the effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions for patients with substance use disorders, and the impact on substance use treatment outcomes.

Seventeen randomised controlled trials were included. The authors conclude form their analysis that "nicotine replacement therapy, behavioural support and combination approaches appear to increase smoking abstinence in those treated for substance use disorders. Higher quality studies are required to strengthen the evidence base".

This is an open access article and is available to read in free full text at:  http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/06/10/ntr.ntv127.full.pdf+html

Thurgood, S.L., et al. (2015). A systematic review of smoking cessation interventions for adults in substance abuse treatment or recovery. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11 June [Epub before print]