Effects on abstinence of nicotine patch treatment prior to quitting smoking: a parallel, two-arm, pragmatic randomised trial
Standard smoking cessation pharmacotherapy is recommended in the post-quit period, but may also facilitate abstinence if used prior to quitting. The objective was to examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of nicotine patch worn for four weeks before a quit attempt.
Randomised controlled open-label trial.
Primary care and smoking cessation clinics in England enrolled patients between 13/08/2012 and 10/03/2015.... Expand abstract
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