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Referring Dental Patients to Telephone quitlines may Help Them Stop Smoking

A pilot study conduced by researchers at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, shows that dentists may help their patients stop smoking by referring them to tobacco-use telephone "quitlines". The researchers randomly assigned eight general dental practitioners to provid...

R.J. Reynolds' New Smokeless Products Will Appeal to Children and Show Need for FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products

...e fooled by these new tobacco products and should utilize scientifically proven methods to help them quit, such as FDA-approved medications, telephone quitlines and counseling services. RJR's new products add to a growing list of novel products tobacco companies have introduced recently in their relentless e...

New Evidence Provides Clinicians With Better Tools to Help Smokers Quit

...nd evidence that counseling by itself or especially in conjunction with medication can greatly increase a person's success in quitting. In particular, quitlines were found to be effective and can reach a large number of people; 1-800-QUIT-NOW, a national quitline, is an access number that connects people to th...

Smoking Cessation Rates Double With Intensive Counseling and Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Studies of 20,000 Smokers Show

... increased effectiveness, and all levels of service were highly cost-effective enhancements to brief counseling with no NRT. "Policymakers for state quitlines might choose to offer only brief counseling with no NRT because the cost per caller is lower," said Jack Hollis, PhD, lead author of the study and a s...

Studies of 20,000 smokers show quit rates double with counseling and free nicotine patches

...ve enhancements to brief counseling with no NRT. Policymakers for state quitlines might choose to offer only brief counseling with no NRT because the cost pe..., greater client satisfaction, and the potential to attract more smokers to quitlines more than offset the modest additional costs. Heavily addicted smokers, who...

beBetter Awarded WV Quitline Contract

...NOTQUIT Line which launched in July of 2000. Today the Quitline, known as the West Virginia Tobacco Quitline, is considered one of the most successful quitlines in the country having enrolled over 50,000 participants, obtaining quit rates of approximately 27 percent (higher than the average quitline quit rate)...
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