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The greater the amount of therapist-client contact the greater the chances of successful cessation.



Few trials have directly compared different amounts of contact time. Comparison between studies suggests that the greater the amount or frequency of contact, the more effective an intervention will be.
Estimates from trials in which all participants were offered pharmacotherapy shows a small additional benefit from offering more contact.



Fiore MC, Jaén CR, Baker TB, et al. Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Clinical Practice Guideline. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Public Health Service. May 2008.

Stead LF, Lancaster T. Behavioural interventions as adjuncts to pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD009670. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009670.pub2.

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