The Effects of Transdermal Nicotine for the Treatment of Hispanic Smokers

Scott Leischow, Anabel Hill, Gretchen Cook

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Objective: To assess the efficacy of transdermal nicotine as an adjunct to smoking cessation in Hispanics. Design: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot clinical trial. Intervention: Nicotine or placebo transdermal system (patch) and brief individual motivational support. Results: Six-week abstinence rates in the nicotine versus placebo groups were 63 versus 35%, respectively, and were 46 versus 26%, respectively, at 10 weeks. These differences in abstinence rates between the two groups were significant at 6 weeks (x2 = 7.26, p <0.01) and 10 weeks (x2 = 4.01, p = 0.05). Withdrawal symptoms were not suppressed, though weight was suppressed, in the transdermal nicotine group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-311
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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