Effectiveness of a Pharmacist-Based Smoking-Cessation Program and Its Impact on Quality of Life

Alan J. Zillich, Pharm.D., Melody Ryan, Pharm.D., Aimee Adams, Pharm.D., Bryan Yeager, Pharm.D., Karen Farris, Ph.D.


Pharmacotherapy. 2002;22(6) 

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This study provides information regarding the effectiveness of a pharmacist-based smoking-cessation program on abstinence rates. The 6-month rates were modest. Our results suggest that pharmacists can effectively influence smoking-cessation with behavior modification and counseling. Even with our limited data, we showed improvements in vitality, mental health, and self-control. Additional research is necessary to examine the full impact of smoking cessation on SCQOL.


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