The average adjusted predicted probability of prescription and/or referral for smoking cessation rose from 13.7% among current and former smokers screened once to 41.7% among those screened five or six times, a study of Veterans Affairs primary care clinics found.
13 Jun 2023
This month's issue considers smoking cessation, helping patients with disabilities, and conference coverage from the Society of Hospital Medicine's annual meeting.
1 Jun 2022
In a phase 3 randomized controlled trial, both six- and 12-week courses of cytisinicline, an investigational drug, led to higher rates of continuous smoking abstinence compared with placebo.
18 Jul 2023
While the COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on loneliness, social engagement with friends and family has been falling for the past two decades as feelings of social isolation have increased.
1 Oct 2023
In a randomized trial of 1,251 adults who smoked five or more cigarettes per day, neither varenicline plus a nicotine patch nor extended-duration treatment was superior to 12 weeks of varenicline monotherapy for abstinence.
26 Oct 2021
A new clinical practice guideline from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) made five strong recommendations and two conditional recommendations regarding medications to treat adults with tobacco dependence.
21 Jul 2020
Patients using a smartphone application for smoking cessation based on coping skills had a nearly 1.5 times higher odds of quitting smoking compared with those who used an app that teaches avoiding triggers for smoking.
29 Sep 2020
Asking patients about smoking and advising them to quit is not enough to set them up for success.
1 Jun 2022
Smoking cessation was consistently related to lower risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease (PAD), although a significantly elevated risk for PAD persisted up to 30 years after smoking cessation.
23 Jul 2019
Primary care physicians' efforts are paying off as they promote primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, even in a time-pressed visit.
1 Feb 2022