Smoking Reduction Intervention for Smokers Not Willing to Quit Smoking: a Randomised Control Trial
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The aims of this study are (1) to examine the effect of smoking reduction intervention (reduction counseling and nicotine replacement therapy, NRT) (a) on smoking cessation and (b) on reducing daily cigarette consumption among smokers not willing to quit smoking but want to reduce smoking, and (2) to examine the effect of adherence intervention in producing a higher (a) adherence rate, (b) reduction rate, and (c) quit rate.
Condition or disease
Procedure: Reduction Intervention + Adherence InterventionBehavioral: Reduction InterventionProcedure: control
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Age 18 or above
Ethnic Chinese male or female
Smokes at least 2 cigarettes per day
Have no intention to quit in the near future
Intends to reduce smoking in the next 7 days
Has no contraindication to NRT
Subjects who are psychologically or physically unable to communicate
Children and teenagers (age below 18)
Pregnant or intention to become pregnant within the next 6 months
Those on regular psychotropic medications and in the presence of any serious health problems that may make them unsuitable for using NRT, such as recent stroke, palpitation, or other life threatening conditions