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Tobacco quitline use: enhancing benefit and increasing abstinence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18675528     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to evaluate the impact on the quitline utilization and abstinence rates of increasing a free nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT) benefit from 4 weeks to 6 weeks. METHODS: Intake data were utilized to assess the number of callers to the quitline during the time period in which 4 weeks of free NRT was provided (January-November 2006) and the time period of the enhanced NRT benefit (December 2006-June 2007). Abstinence rates at 3 and 6 months were calculated for people utilizing the quitline program during both time periods. RESULTS: The mean number of intake calls to the quitline increased from 397 (range 326-509) prior to the enhanced NRT benefit to 712 (range 592-1227) during the 6-week NRT benefit period. The 6-month tobacco abstinence rates were significantly higher among people receiving the 6-week NRT benefit compared to those receiving the 4-week benefit (OR=1.51; 95% CI=1.07, 1.66). CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest that the promotion of an expanded NRT benefit can increase quitline utilization and abstinence rates.
Stacy L Campbell; Linda Lee; Cynthia Haugland; Steven D Helgerson; Todd S Harwell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.     Date:  2008-08-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of preventive medicine     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0749-3797     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Prev Med     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-09     Completed Date:  2009-01-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704773     Medline TA:  Am J Prev Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  386-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Tobacco Use Prevention Section, Helena, Montana 59620-2951, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Health Promotion / methods
Hotlines / utilization*
Middle Aged
Smoking Cessation / methods*
Tobacco Use Disorder / prevention & control*
Grant Support
U58/CCU822808-03//PHS HHS

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