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Should the threshold for expired-air carbon monoxide concentration as a means of verifying self-reported smoking abstinence be reduced in clinical treatment programmes? Evidence from a Malaysian smokers' clinic.

Wee, LH; West, R; Mariapun, J; Chan, CM; Bulgiba, A; Peramalah, D; Jit, S; (2015) Should the threshold for expired-air carbon monoxide concentration as a means of verifying self-reported smoking abstinence be reduced in clinical treatment programmes? Evidence from a Malaysian smokers' clinic. Addict Behaviors , 47 74 - 79. 10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.03.021. Green open access

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Abstract

It has been proposed that the expired-air carbon monoxide (CO) threshold for confirming smoking abstinence in clinical practice be reduced below 10ppm. Optimal thresholds may vary across regions. Data are needed to assess the impact of such a change on claimed success.

Type: Article
Title: Should the threshold for expired-air carbon monoxide concentration as a means of verifying self-reported smoking abstinence be reduced in clinical treatment programmes? Evidence from a Malaysian smokers' clinic.
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.03.021
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.03.021
Language: English
Additional information: © Elsevier 2015. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. Access may be initially be restricted by the publisher.
Keywords: Carbon monoxide, Predictors for abstinence, Smoking cessation, Success rates
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Behavioural Science and Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1467536
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