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Nicotine-based vapes, plus patches most effective method to quit smoking
A large community-based clinical trial, led by CFAR researchers, Associate Professor Natalie Walker and Professor Chris Bullen, has found that combining nicotine patches with nicotine e-cigarettes can help more people quit smoking than using nicotine patches with nicotine-free e-cigarettes. Furthermore, the trial found no evidence of any serious harm from this combination treatment. To find out more, read the paper published in the journal ‘Lancet Respiratory Medicine’: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(19)30269-3/fulltext
Read the article on NZ Herald here!
Insufficient evidence to support the use of hypnotherapy for smoking cessation
CFAR researchers, Associate Professors Joanne Barnes and Natalie Walker, have recently worked with others to update the Cochrane Systematic Review on hynotherapy for smoking cessation. A total of 14 trials, including 3 new studies, were identified comparing hypnotherapy with 22 different control interventions. Combined, the trials included a total of 1,926 participants. After reviewing the evidence, the verdict is that there remains no clear evidence that hypnotherapy is better than behavioural support or unassisted quitting in helping people to stop smoking.
To find out more, read the review published in the Cochrane Library https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD001008.pub3/full?highlightAbstract=withdrawn%7Chypnotherapy%7Chypnotherapi
What’s happening with our members?
Three new PhD students have joined CFAR!
Katherine Robaina will be working with Professor Peter Adams, Professor Kypros Kypri, and Dr Rob McNeill. Her topic is: Informal relationship building in connecting spaces between alcohol and food industry actors and political actors.
Melissa-Jade Gregan will be working with Professor Peter Adams, Professor Kypros Kypri, and Associate Professor Janine Wiles. Her topic is: Key informant interview study of relationship building practices between unhealthy commodity in industries and political and government actors.
Marianne Grbin will be working with Dr Tim Tenbensel, Professor Peter Adams, and Dr Edwin Sayes. Her topic is: The storying of knowledge in policy debates over medicinal cannabis.
Welcome Katherine, Melissa-Jade, and Marianne! We look forward to hearing about your work!