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Counselors Give Smokers Best Chance to Quit: Study

(12/30/2013)

Counselors Give Smokers Best Chance to Quit: Study
HealthDay News
December 27, 2013

Smokers who work with a counselor specially trained to help them quit -- along with using medications or nicotine patches or gum -- are three times more likely to kick the habit than smokers who try to quit without any help, a large new study finds. The study revealed that smokers who used smoking cessation services have the best chance of quitting successfully. The researchers also found that smokers who use nicotine-replacement products to stop smoking without the help of a trained health professional are no more likely to quit than smokers who try to stop smoking without using any products or medication.

View the full article here: http://consumer.healthday.com/mental-health-information-25/addiction-news-6/briefs-12-20-wiley-smokers-working-with-health-professionals-more-likely-to-quit-683290.html

 


Keywords: counselors, smokers, quit, study



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