17. Pro-Active Quitlines

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update Overview

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Effectiveness of and estimated abstinence rates for quitline counseling compared to minimal interventions, self-help or no counseling (n = 9 studies).

InterventionNumber of armsEstimated odds ratio (95% C.I.)Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
Minimal or no counseling or self-help111.08.5
Quitline counseling111.6
(1.4, 1.8)
(11.3, 14.2)


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Internet Citation: 17. Pro-Active Quitlines: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update Overview. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/presentations/2008update-overview/slide17.html