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Mailing free nicotine patches to smokers reduces smoking rates, study shows

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i468 (Published 27 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i468
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Mailing free nicotine patches to smokers without offering any behavioural support can reduce smoking rates, researchers have reported in JAMA Internal Medicine.1

The study recruited 1000 adults who smoked more than 10 cigarettes a day from across Canada by random digit dialling of home and mobile numbers. The participants were then randomly assigned to receive a free five week course of nicotine patches with no behavioural support or …

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