107. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
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Meta-analysis (2000): Effectiveness of and estimated abstinence rates for various types of counseling and behavioral therapies (n = 64 studies)

Type of counseling and behavioral therapy Number of arms Estimated odds ratio (95% C.I.) Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
No counseling/ behavioral therapy 35 1.0 11.2
Relaxation/breathing 31 1.0 (0.7, 1.3) 10.8 (7.9, 13.8)
Contingency contracting 22 1.0 (0.7, 1.4) 11.2 (7.8, 14.6)
Weight/diet 19 1.0 (0.8, 1.3) 11.2 (8.5, 14.0)
Cigarette fading 25 1.1 (0.8, 1.5) 11.8 (8.4, 15.3)
Negative affect 8 1.2 (0.8, 1.9) 13.6 (8.7, 18.5)
Intra-treatment social support 50 1.3 (1.1, 1.6) 14.4 (12.3, 16.5)
Extra-treatment social support 19 1.5 (1.1, 2.1) 16.2 (11.8, 20.6)
Practical counseling (general problem-solving/skills training) 104 1.5 (1.3, 1.8) 16.2 (14.0, 18.5)
Other aversive smoking 19 1.7 (1.04, 2.8) 17.7 (11.2, 24.9)
Rapid smoking 19 2.0 (1.1, 3.5) 19.9 (11.2, 29.0)

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