Gradual reduction vs abrupt cessation as a smoking cessation strategy in smokers who want to quit

JAMA. 2013 Jul 3;310(1):91-2. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.6473.


Clinical question: Is gradual smoking cessation associated with poorer success rates than abrupt cessation in smokers who want to quit?

Bottom line: Gradual reduction may not be associated with a clinically significant difference in smoking cessation rates compared with abrupt cessation.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Smoking / therapy*
  • Smoking Cessation / methods*