Effectiveness of the nicotine inhaler for smoking cessation in an OTC setting

Scott J. Leischow, James Ranger-Moore, Myra L. Muramoto, Eva Matthews

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of the Nicotrol® nicotine inhaler as an aid to smoking cessation in over-the-counter (OTC) versus health-care-provider (HCP) conditions. Methods: Five hundred twenty healthy smokers were randomized to the treatment conditions and followed for a year. Results: At most follow-up visits, abstinence rates for the HCP group were 2 to 3 times those observed in the OTC group. Abstinence at 1 year was .77% in the OTC condition versus 3.08% in the HCP condition [P<.01]. Inhaler use was low. Conclusions: OTC nicotine inhaler appears to be ineffective, though quit rates are improved with HCP assistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-301
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume28
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Nicotine inhaler
  • nicotine replacement.
  • OTC
  • Smoking cessation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Leadership and Management

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Leischow, S. J., Ranger-Moore, J., Muramoto, M. L., & Matthews, E. (2004). Effectiveness of the nicotine inhaler for smoking cessation in an OTC setting. American Journal of Health Behavior, 28(4), 291-301.

Effectiveness of the nicotine inhaler for smoking cessation in an OTC setting. / Leischow, Scott J.; Ranger-Moore, James; Muramoto, Myra L.; Matthews, Eva.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 28, No. 4, 07.2004, p. 291-301.

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Leischow, SJ, Ranger-Moore, J, Muramoto, ML & Matthews, E 2004, 'Effectiveness of the nicotine inhaler for smoking cessation in an OTC setting', American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 291-301.
Leischow SJ, Ranger-Moore J, Muramoto ML, Matthews E. Effectiveness of the nicotine inhaler for smoking cessation in an OTC setting. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2004 Jul;28(4):291-301.
Leischow, Scott J. ; Ranger-Moore, James ; Muramoto, Myra L. ; Matthews, Eva. / Effectiveness of the nicotine inhaler for smoking cessation in an OTC setting. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 2004 ; Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 291-301.
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