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An Adaptation of Motivational Interviewing Increases Quit Attempts in Smokers With Serious Mental

Monday, April 13, 2015  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Marc L. Steinberg, Jill M. Williams, Naomi F. Stahl, Patricia Dooley Budsock, andNina A. Cooperman
An Adaptation of Motivational Interviewing Increases Quit Attempts in Smokers With Serious Mental Illness.
Nicotine Tob Res first published online March 5, 2015doi:10.1093/ntr/ntv043

Smokers with serious mental illness (SMI) have a high smoking prevalence and a low quit rate. Motivational interviewing (MI) is an empirically supported approach for addressing substance use disorders and may motivate smokers with SMI to quit.
A brief adaptation of MI with personalized feedback appears to be a promising approach for increasing quit attempts in smokers with SMI, but future research is required to determine how to best help smokers with SMI to attain sustained abstinence.

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