ATTUD Journal Club Postings

Extended Counseling Improves Quit Rates: Empirical Support for What We Do

In prior blogs I have reported the results of Sharon Hall’s and others’ studies of keeping treatment ongoing after the first few weeks. In the past Sharon and others have examined extending both medication and counseling but I want to focus on the latter. Two prior randomized trials have examined extending counseling with a cognitive-behavorial […]

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Recycling Relapsers

This month’s blog focuses on options once a smoker has relapsed (is smoking regularly – usually defined as smoking for 7 consecutive days). The advice for lapses in the last blog also applies for relapses; i.e., discuss the possibility of lapse/relapse at treatment initiation, explore what caused the relapse and problem solve, continue medication, and […]

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How to Keep Up With the Scientific Literature On Smoking Cessation

Several new databases and methods have made it much easier to keep yourself up-to-date on scientific evidence for the many claims one hears. Below I review my favorites (I apologize to our Canadian readers as this will be US-centric) First, the “bible” for me continues to be the USPHS “Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence” which […]

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