Chronic disease management for tobacco dependence
- Correspondence toDr Harshani M Chandrasekera, FY2, Department of Thoracic Medicine, The Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG, UK;
- COPD exacerbations
- lung cancer
- lung cancer chemotherapy
- tobacco and the lung
This randomised control trial compared the efficacy of utilising chronic disease management principles for tobacco dependence using a tailored intervention with standard care. As tobacco dependence is a chronic relapsing condition, the tailored intervention was chosen to account for possible interim setbacks.
Four hundred and forty-three eligible participants received five telephone-counselling calls and 4 weeks of nicotine …