Bioscience

Quit-tobacco programs effective in dental clinics, study finds

June 7, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: UA News] – In the largest study of its kind, University of Arizona researcher Judith Gordon and her colleagues have proven the effectiveness of quit-tobacco interventions in public dental care settings serving low-income patients.

People who received an intervention – advice and assistance including nicotine patches or lozenges – were two to three times more likely to have quit smoking 7.5 months afterward than participants who received the usual care. 

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