2008 - Telling smokers their "lung age" promoted successful smoking cessation

Grossman, Ellie; Sherman, Scott
July 2008
ACP Journal Club;7/15/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 1, p4
Academic Journal
The article presents a study that was conducted by G. Parkes and colleagues on whether describing to patients how smoking has accelerated their age-related decline in lung function increase smoking cessation rates. Parkes and colleagues investigated personalized health assessment with normative feedback as a tool to promote smoking cessation. The study considered 561 current smokers of 35 years of age.


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