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Smoking cessation intervention
  1. J Kastelik,
  2. A Fahim,
  3. M Redfearn,
  4. H Lydon,
  5. M Greenstone
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    Division of Academic Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, East Yorkshire, UK
  1. Dr J Kastelik, Division of Academic Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Castle Hill Hospital, University of Hull, Castle Road, Cottingham, East Yorkshire HU16 5JQ, UK; j.a.kastelik{at}hull.ac.uk

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We read with interest the article by Aveyard et al1 on behavioural support as an intervention for smoking cessation in primary care. There is evidence that behavioural support doubles the likelihood of smoking cessation.2 3 Aveyard et al conducted a random-ised controlled trial and compared basic behavioural support with weekly support as a form of smoking cessation intervention. They have reported a quit rate of 22.4% at 4 weeks …

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