Effects of behavioral skills training and schedule of nicotine gum administration on smoking cessation

M. G. Goldstein, R. Niaura, M. J. Follick, D. B. Abrams

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Abstract

Eighty-nine smokers were randomly assigned to four nicotine gum treatments for smoking cessation: behavioral treatment plus a fixed schedule of nicotine gum, behavioral treatment plus an ad lib schedule, education plus a fixed schedule, and education plus an ad lib schedule. The four treatment conditions produced similar rates of abstinence (40.9% to 58.3%) at the end of 11 weeks of treatment. However, at 6-month follow-up, the subjects who had received behavioral treatment had a significantly better abstinence rate (36.7%) than those receiving education (17.5%). Nicotine gum schedule had no effect on treatment outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-60
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume146
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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