When Doctors Tell Patients To Quit Smoking, They Listen

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 07:28 in Psychology & Sociology

Doctors who take a few minutes to talk with patients about their smoking -- maybe passing along a leaflet or a sample of nicotine gum -- make a difference when it comes to helping them quit successfully, according to a recent review of studies. "Assuming an unassisted quit rate of 2 to 3 percent, a brief advice intervention can increase quitting by a further 1 to 3 percent," write reviewers.

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