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Post-hospitalization intervention strategy yielded higher smoking cessation rates

August 26, 2014

Adult smokers recently released from the hospital achieved higher 6-month smoking cessation rates when they followed a post-discharge strategy compared with standard recommendations, according to results of a randomized trial.

“For the nearly 4 million smokers hospitalized each year, a hospital stay offers a good opportunity to quit smoking because all hospitals are now smoke-free, requiring patients to abstain temporarily from tobacco use,” Nancy A. Rigotti, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote. “Simultaneously, their illness — especially if related to tobacco use — can enhance their motivation to quit.”

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Post-hospitalization intervention strategy yielded higher smoking cessation rates

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Adult smokers recently released from the hospital achieved higher 6-month smoking cessation rates when they followed a post-discharge strategy…
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