Gender's effect on the efficacy of smoking cessation interventions.

Rona F. Levin, Joan M. Stout, Joanne K. Singleton, Marie Londrigan, Harriet R. Feldman, Edwin McMillan

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Evidence-based guidelines and subsequent studies support the effectiveness of counselling and pharmacotherapy as first-line smoking cessation interventions. Gender is one of many factors that may have an impact on the efficacy of smoking cessation interventions. There is only very limited evidence, however, to answer the question of how gender influences the effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions. Research does suggest that concern about weight gain is related to women's confidence in their ability to stop smoking and this should be kept in mind when designing interventions. In the meantime, any client who indicates a desire to stop smoking should be offered one of the smoking cessation interventions that are already available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-34
Number of pages3
JournalNursing times
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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