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The greater the amount of therapist-client contact the greater the chances of successful cessation.



The few trials that have directly compared different amounts of contact time have not yielded consistent effects. Comparison between studies suggests that the greater the amount or frequency of contact, the more effective an intervention will be. Estimates from trials in which all participants were offered pharmacotherapy shows a small additional benefit from offering more contact.



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Stead LF, Koilpillai P, Lancaster T. Additional behavioural support as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015 , Issue 10 . Art. No.: .

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