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Relapse prevention interventions for smoking cessation

  1. Peter Hajek1,
  2. Lindsay F Stead2,*,
  3. Robert West3,
  4. Martin Jarvis4,
  5. Jamie Hartmann-Boyce2,
  6. Tim Lancaster2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group

Published Online: 20 AUG 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 5 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003999.pub4

How to Cite

Hajek P, Stead LF, West R, Jarvis M, Hartmann-Boyce J, Lancaster T. Relapse prevention interventions for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD003999. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003999.pub4.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, London, UK

  2. 2

    University of Oxford, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford, UK

  3. 3

    University College London, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London, UK

  4. 4

    University College London, Health Behavior Research Centre of Cancer Research UK, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London, UK

*Lindsay F Stead, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG, UK.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 20 AUG 2013


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