Most smokers have made abrupt, unsuccessful quit attempts and many are discouraged by this approach. The REDUCE TO QUIT® (gradual cessation) method helps patients who want to quit, but are not ready to quit entirely. A quit date is set, and treatment is initiated in the pre-quit reduction period. Smokers use an oral NRT treatment whenever they have a craving to prolong the smoke-free interval.18 Studies showed that gradual reduction produced quit rates comparable to abrupt cessation.19 See how RTQ works
Recently published studies position where REDUCE TO QUIT® fits within smoking cessation treatment. After initial assessment, a quitting method and product are chosen that best match the patient’s needs and treatment goals. Smokers may have one of four potential goals:
Algorithm to guide smoking cessation treatments
Adapted from Reid et al., 2016.
*Data source: CTUMS, 2003-2012; CTADS, 2013.
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