TITLE

Anti-Smoking Therapies: Is Harm Reduction a Viable Alternative to Smoking Cessation?

AUTHOR(S)
Zellweger, J-P.
PUB. DATE
June 2001
SOURCE
Drugs;Jun2001, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p1041
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Smoking cessation should be proposed to all smokers by healthcare workers; however, severely dependent smokers are frequently unable or unwilling to quit smoking. For some of them, particularly if they have failed in previous cessation attempts and have smoking-related disorders, a long term reduction of tobacco consumption may be proposed as the ‘second best’ attitude and may offer a perspective for reduction of some of the risk factors associated with smoking. This attitude, which cannot be regarded as a general health policy, usually requires the prolonged use of nicotine replacement therapy. From available studies, it does not seem that a period of sustained smoking reduction decreases the chance of future cessation, it may even increase it.
ACCESSION #
4745479

 

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics