An intensive smoking cessation intervention reduced mortality in high-risk smokers with cardiovascular disease: COMMENTARY

Bentz, Charles J.
July 2007
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 147 Issue 1, p3
Academic Journal
The author reflects on a study, conducted by S.M. Mohiuddin and colleagues, which examines the effectiveness of intensive behavioral plus pharmacotherapy smoking cessation intervention in reducing mortality in high-risk smokers. He views that the study serve as a call to all tax payers to reevaluate their coverage for intensive tobacco cessation interventions. He opines that physicians need to advocate for increasing coverage and decreasing barriers to effective smoking cessation treatments.


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