Affiliation: Queen Mary
- Trial Protocol: randomised controlled trial of the effects of very low calorie diet, modest dietary restriction, and sequential behavioural programme on hunger, urges to smoke, abstinence and weight gain in overweight smokers stopping smokingDeborah Lycett
UKCTCS, Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
Trials 11:94. 2010..Weight, waist and hip circumference and percentage body fat are measured at each visit. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Current controlled trials ISRCTN83865809...
- Varenicline in prevention of relapse to smoking: effect of quit pattern on response to extended treatmentPeter Hajek
Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, Barts and The London, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 2AD, UK
Addiction 104:1597-602. 2009..In this secondary analysis, trial data were examined to see whether smokers who manage to achieve abstinence only later in the original course of treatment are more likely to benefit from having the course extended...
- Brief intervention during hospital admission to help patients to give up smoking after myocardial infarction and bypass surgery: randomised controlled trialPeter Hajek
Department of Human Science and Medical Ethics, Queen Mary s School of Medicine, London
BMJ 324:87-9. 2002..To evaluate a smoking cessation intervention that can be routinely delivered to smokers admitted with cardiac problems...
- Stopping smoking can cause constipationPeter Hajek
Barts and The London, Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, UK
Addiction 98:1563-7. 2003..Constipation is mentioned occasionally as a possible tobacco withdrawal symptom, but no systematic data have been published on this issue...
- Randomized controlled trial of a social support ('buddy') intervention for smoking cessationSylvia May
Health Behaviour Unit, University College London, London, UK
Patient Educ Couns 64:235-41. 2006..To assess the effectiveness of including a social support intervention ('buddy system') in a group treatment programme to aid smoking cessation...
- Dependence potential of nicotine replacement treatments: effects of product type, patient characteristics, and cost to userPeter Hajek
Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and The London, Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, Turner Street, London, UK
Prev Med 44:230-4. 2007..To assess the extent of long-term use of different nicotine replacement treatment products in smokers attending routine smoking cessation treatment and to examine the effect of nicotine replacement treatment cost on its long-term use...
- The effect of stopping smoking on perceived stress levelsPeter Hajek
Queen Mary, University of London, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Charterhouse Square, London, UK
Addiction 105:1466-71. 2010....
- Use of varenicline for 4 weeks before quitting smoking: decrease in ad lib smoking and increase in smoking cessation ratesPeter Hajek
United Kingdom Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, London, England
Arch Intern Med 171:770-7. 2011..We set out to determine whether increasing the prequit medication period renders cigarettes less satisfying and facilitates quitting...
- Effects of rapid smoking on post-cessation urges to smokeHayden McRobbie
Tobacco Dependence Research Centre, Barts and The London, Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
Addiction 102:483-9. 2007..Rapid smoking (RS) is a smoking cessation technique with sufficient indications of promise to warrant further investigation. The main presumed effect of RS is on reducing desire to smoke...
- Systematic review of the relationship between the 3-hydroxycotinine/cotinine ratio and cigarette dependenceOliver West
UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 2AD, UK
Psychopharmacology (Berl) 218:313-22. 2011..A range of studies have examined RNM measured by the ratio of trans-3'-hydroxycotinine and cotinine in body fluids (the ratio). A systematic review of this literature is needed to draw conclusions and identify gaps in evidence...
- Increasing women's intentions to stop smoking following an abnormal cervical smear test resultAmanda J Bishop
Health Psychology Section (at Guy's, Psychology Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, 5th Floor, Thomas Guy House, Guy's Campus, London, SE1 9RT, UK
Prev Med 41:179-85. 2005..Further studies are needed to determine how self-efficacy can be increased and whether, in addition to the detailed leaflet, this increases rates of smoking cessation...
- Weight change during and after Ramadan fastingPeter Hajek
Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, London Newark Street, London E1 2AT, UK
J Public Health (Oxf) 34:377-81. 2012..Knowing whether Ramadan fasting affects body weight has implications for health advice to the Muslim community, for understanding the effects of skipping meals on body weight, and for general weight management advice...
- The relationship between smoking cessation and mouth ulcersHayden McRobbie
Tobacco Dependence Research Centre, Barts and The London, Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, Turner Street, London E1 2AD, UK
Nicotine Tob Res 6:655-9. 2004..Patients should be reassured that the lesions are a result of stopping smoking and not a side-effect of smoking cessation medication...
- A randomized trial of the effects of two novel nicotine replacement therapies on tobacco withdrawal symptoms and user satisfactionHayden McRobbie
Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK
Addiction 105:1290-8. 2010..To determine effects on craving, user satisfaction, and consumption patterns of two new nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) used for eight hours after overnight tobacco abstinence...
- Evaluation of the mood and physical symptoms scale (MPSS) to assess cigarette withdrawalRobert West
Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
Psychopharmacology (Berl) 177:195-9. 2004..The mood and physical symptoms scale (MPSS) was developed in the early 1980s to assess cigarette withdrawal symptoms, and variants of it have been used for 20 years. To date, no paper has been published on the properties of the scale...
- Effect of glucose on tobacco withdrawal symptoms in recent quitters using bupropion or nicotine replacementHayden McRobbie
Tobacco Dependence Research and Treatment Centre, Institute of Community Health Sciences, Barts and The London, Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, Turner Street, London E1 2AD, UK
Hum Psychopharmacol 19:57-61. 2004..It is not known whether a single dose of glucose can provide additional withdrawal relief in patients who have already abstained for a period of time, and whether it can assist patients using bupropion...
- Best practice in smoking cessation services for pregnant women: results of a survey of three services reporting the highest national returns, and three beacon servicesMichelle Lee
Tobacco Dependence Research and Treatment Centre, Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, Turner Street, London E1 2AD
J R Soc Health 126:233-8. 2006..The key features of the beacon services can serve as a practical model of current best practice applicable across most PCTs...
- The use of videos to inform smokers about different nicotine replacement productsSylvia May
St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, SW17 ORE, London, UK
Patient Educ Couns 51:143-7. 2003..The smokers reported overwhelmingly that the videos had accurately described the product to which they had been allocated. Video presentations can be an effective way to convey information to smokers about NRT...
- Using group support to complement a task-based weight management programme in multi-ethnic localities of high deprivationPeter Hajek
Queen Mary University of London, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, London, UK
Patient Educ Couns 80:135-7. 2010..Two pilot studies were undertaken to assess the efficacy and potential reach of a weight management programme in two inner-city areas of East London...
- Stopping smoking shortly before surgery and postoperative complications: a systematic review and meta-analysisKatie Myers
Queen Mary University of London, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, England, UK
Arch Intern Med 171:983-9. 2011....
- Outcome criteria in smoking cessation trials: proposal for a common standardRobert West
University College, London, UK
Addiction 100:299-303. 2005....
- Responsiveness to reward following cessation of smokingSarah Snuggs
Tobacco Dependence Research Unit, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, 55 Philpot Street, London, E1 2JH, UK
Psychopharmacology (Berl) 225:869-73. 2013..It has been suggested that stopping smoking may lead to reduced responsiveness to rewarding stimulation. We assessed such changes in dependent smokers who abstained from smoking continuously for 4 weeks...
- Using text messaging to prevent relapse to smoking: intervention development, practicability and client reactionsSarah Snuggs
Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
Addiction 107:39-44. 2012....
- Smoke free hospitals: rising to the challengeHayden McRobbie
BMJ 327:811-2. 2003
- Efficacy of a nicotine lozenge for smoking cessationSaul Shiffman
Pinney Associates, 201 N Craig St, Suite 320, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Arch Intern Med 162:1267-76. 2002..Some smokers prefer acute oral forms, but many smokers reject chewing gum. We tested the safety and efficacy of a new nicotine polacrilex lozenge for smoking cessation...
- Prevention of relapse after quitting smoking: a systematic review of trialsTim Lancaster
Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, Headington, England
Arch Intern Med 166:828-35. 2006..We aimed to assess whether interventions designed to prevent relapse after a successful quit attempt reduce the proportion of recent quitters who return to smoking...
- Effect of maintenance therapy with varenicline on smoking cessation: a randomized controlled trialSerena Tonstad
Department of Preventive Cardiology, Ulleval University Hospital, and University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
JAMA 296:64-71. 2006..The majority of cigarette smokers who achieve abstinence relapse within the first year and require many attempts before achieving permanent abstinence. Evidence to support pharmacological treatment for relapse prevention is insufficient...