Randomized trial on mindfulness training for smokers targeted to a disadvantaged population.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report the results of a randomized trial comparing a novel smoking cessation treatment Mindfulness Training for Smokers (MTS) to a usual care therapy (Controls), which included the availability of a tobacco quit line and nicotine patches. Data were collected from 196 low socioeconomic status smokers in 2010-2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. Participants were randomized to either MTS or a telephonic quit line. The primary outcome was 6-month smoking abstinence measured by carbon monoxide breath testing and Time-Line Follow-Back. Among treatment initiators (randomized participants who participated in the intervention), abstinence rates were significantly different between the MTS (38.7%) and control (20.6%, p = .05) groups. Study limitations are also discussed. Results suggest that further study is warranted.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davis, JM; Goldberg, SB; Anderson, MC; Manley, AR; Smith, SS; Baker, TB

Published Date

  • April 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 571 - 585

PubMed ID

  • 24611852

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3955013

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-2491

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/10826084.2013.770025


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England