86. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
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Meta-analysis (1996): Effectiveness of and estimated abstinence rates for advice to quit by a physician (n = 7 studies)

Advice Number of arms Estimated odds ratio (95% C.I.) Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
No advice to quit (reference group) 9 1.0 7.9
Physician advice to quit 10 1.3 (1.1-1.6) 10.2 (8.5-12.0)

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Internet Citation: 86. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued). October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/presentations/2008update-full/slide86.html