Smoking contributes to many health problems including cancers and heart and lung diseases. People trying to quit smoking can be helped with medication or through behavioural support such as specialist counselling and group therapy. Support, information and counselling are offered either face-to-face or by telephone. Counselling via telephone hotlines can be provided as part of a programme or separately, and can potentially reach large numbers of people. Our review of trials found telephone counselling to be effective; multiple sessions are likely to be most helpful .
Is telephone counselling effective as part of a programme help people stop smoking
July 8, 2009
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