The full content of Annals is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >
Editorials |

Going Slow May Not Be Best When Quitting SmokingGoing Slow May Not Be Best When Quitting Smoking

Gabriela S. Ferreira, MD; and Michael B. Steinberg, MD, MPH
[+] Article, Author, and Disclosure Information

This article was published at www.annals.org on 15 March 2016.

From Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Disclosures: Dr. Steinberg reports personal fees from Arena Pharmaceuticals (March 2015), Major League Baseball (2015 to present), and Pfizer (2006 to 2007) outside the submitted work. Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M16-0362.

Requests for Single Reprints: Michael B. Steinberg, MD, MPH, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Division of General Internal Medicine, 125 Paterson Street, Suite 2300, New Brunswick, NJ 08903; e-mail, michael.steinberg@rutgers.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Ferreira and Steinberg: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Division of General Internal Medicine, 125 Paterson Street, Suite 2300, New Brunswick, NJ 08903.

Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(9):622-623. doi:10.7326/M16-0362
© 2016 American College of Physicians
Text Size: A A A

Most smoking cessation guidelines advise patients to stop abruptly on a set quit date. Lindson-Hawley and colleagues' trial found that abrupt cessation was more effective than gradual reduction. The editorialists discuss the findings and whether clinicians should encourage gradual reduction for smokers who are ready to quit.

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).


Submit a Comment/Letter
Submit a Comment/Letter

Summary for Patients

Clinical Slide Sets

Terms of Use

The In the Clinic® slide sets are owned and copyrighted by the American College of Physicians (ACP). All text, graphics, trademarks, and other intellectual property incorporated into the slide sets remain the sole and exclusive property of the ACP. The slide sets may be used only by the person who downloads or purchases them and only for the purpose of presenting them during not-for-profit educational activities. Users may incorporate the entire slide set or selected individual slides into their own teaching presentations but may not alter the content of the slides in any way or remove the ACP copyright notice. Users may make print copies for use as hand-outs for the audience the user is personally addressing but may not otherwise reproduce or distribute the slides by any means or media, including but not limited to sending them as e-mail attachments, posting them on Internet or Intranet sites, publishing them in meeting proceedings, or making them available for sale or distribution in any unauthorized form, without the express written permission of the ACP. Unauthorized use of the In the Clinic slide sets will constitute copyright infringement.


Buy Now for $32.00

to gain full access to the content and tools.

Want to Subscribe?

Learn more about subscription options

Related Articles
Related Point of Care
Topic Collections
PubMed Articles
Forgot your password?
Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a reminder to the email address on record.