Back to Conference page
The 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health
Building capacity for a tobacco-free world
July 12-15, 2006, Washington, DC, USA
Objective: To study the effectiveness of behavioral therapy along and behavioral therapy + nicotine replacement therapy in chronic smokers
Methods: Research nurse identifies the chronic smokers related to the patients attending M.N.J.Institute of oncology & regional cancer center, Hyderabad and takes consent to participate in tobacco cessation program. Total 138 subjects were enrolled in to the study. Research nurse takes detailed history from the subjects and randomly assigns to one of the therapies behavioral behavioral therapy + nicotine replacement therapy (Nulife chewettes containing Nicotine Polacrilex Gum USP 2mg). Male subjects were121, females were17. Median follow up was 6 months
Results: Out of 138 subjects 85 subjects received behavioral therapy alone, 43 subjects received behavioral therapy + nicotine replacement therapy. 10 patients were lost to follow up. 34 subjects (28.9%) responded to behavioral therapy and 21 subjects (48.8%) responded to behavioral therapy + nicotine replacement therapy with a median follow up of 6 months.
Conclusions : Behavioral Therapy + Nicotine replacement therapy gives improved results in cessation of tobacco chewing rather than behavioral therapy along.