A multifactoral analysis of 1452 patients for smoking sensation. An outpatient lab experience

Theodora Tsiouda, Paul Zarogoulidis, Dimitris Petridis, Nikolaos Pezirkianidis, Ioannis Kioumis, Lonny Yarmus, Haidong Huang, Qiang Li, Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt, Konstantinos Porpodis, Dionysios Spyratos, Kosmas Tsakiridis, Georgia Pitsiou, Theodoros Kontakiotis, Paraskevi Argyropoulou, George Kyriazis, Konstantinos Zarogoulidis

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Abstract

Smoking habit is held responsible for several respiratory and metabolic diseases. Data from 1452 patients were recorded from our outpatient laboratory. The following parameters were recorded within several follow ups of our patients; smoking habit, respiratory functions, smoking cessation questionnaires, and administered drugs. The treatment administered to smokers throughout the period of inspection seems to also have a significant effect on dependence. In fact, varelicline causes a 50% reduction in smoking dependence in regards to nicotine substitutes (odds ratio: 0.48 (0.31-0,74), p=0.001) so displaying a substantial preponderance on the choice to fight smoking dependence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-445
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Cancer
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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