Chemical Dependency and Smoking Cessation: Patient's Views - 1
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The purpose of this study is to asses patient views on smoking cessation and tobacco harm reduction during drug treatment.
Condition or disease
Tobacco Use Disorder
Participants included 34 patients who had never voluntarily quit smoking for longer than 24 hours (continuous smokers), 34 smokers who had quit smoking for at least 24 hours before but had relapsed (relapsers), and 10 former smokers who had been abstinent for at least the past 6 months (successful quitters). We held 7 focus groups, 3 with continuous smokers and 4 with relapsers. Focus groups lasted 2 hours and were held at participants' clinics to preserve confidentiality. We conducted hour-long individual interviews with successful quitters. All participants completed a brief written survey immediately before their session. Survey items included questions on demographics, smoking behaviors, and motivation for cessation, reduction, and nicotine maintenance. We reimbursed all participants $40 and provided a meal to focus group attendees.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 70 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Substance abuse treatment patients
Selection criteria included being 18 years or older, smoking 5 or more cigarettes per day for at least 2 years, and being enrolled continuously in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) for at least the past 2 years.
Being less than 18 years of age, smoking 4 or fewer cigarettes per day, smoking less than daily for less than 2 years, and not being enrolled continuously in methadone treatment for at least the 2 past years.