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Table 4 Smoking Outcomes by the Amount of Free Nicotine Patches Sent to Smokers

From: Does the number of free nicotine patches given to smokers calling a quitline influence quit rates: results from a quasi-experimental study

Number of free nicotine patches provided Group 1
2-week supply
Group 2
4-week supply
Group 3
6-week supply contingent upon first 2-weeks of use
Group 4
6-week supply
Group 5
8-week supply
12-month quit rate* 31.0% 21.0% 15.5% 37.8% 31.1%
12-month intent-to-treat quit rate** 19.1% 12.9% 7.0% 23.1% 22.6%
Sustained quitters* 24.6% 20.3% 11.7% 27.3% 19.9%
Relapsed smokers* 18.9% 14.9% 16.4% 11.9% 10.2%
Delayed quitters* 6.4% 0.7% 3.8% 10.5% 11.3%
  1. * adjusting for demographic characteristics (age, gender, and race), education level, and number of cigarettes smoked per day at the time of enrollment.
  2. **non-responders are counted as smokers at the time of the 12-month follow-up survey.