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Digital interventions in smoking cessation: a brief overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Elwira Gliwska12, Marta Mańczuk1
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  1. Cancer Epidemiology and Primary Prevention Department, The Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology, Warsaw, Poland
  2. Department of Food Market and Consumer Research, Institute of Human Nutrition Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS-SGGW), Warsaw, Poland

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Abstract

Digital health includes a variety of modern methods that may support smoking cessation. In light of increasing interest in digital health interventions and the commonness of the digitalization process in Europe, it seems relevant to assess its efficacy. This review aims to present the current knowledge regarding using digital interventions for tobacco cessation in different population groups. The PubMed and Google Scholar databases were searched for systematic reviews and meta-analyses regarding digital health intervention in smoking cessation. It has been found that a wide range of methods has been studied for supporting smoking cessation. Digital interventions offer encouraging tools for the general population in health education but also for smokers and specific groups of patients in smoking cessation. Despite the promising results of some individual studies, most of the systematic reviews emphasized the need for further research and better-quality data to assess the efficacy of this approach.

Abstract

Digital health includes a variety of modern methods that may support smoking cessation. In light of increasing interest in digital health interventions and the commonness of the digitalization process in Europe, it seems relevant to assess its efficacy. This review aims to present the current knowledge regarding using digital interventions for tobacco cessation in different population groups. The PubMed and Google Scholar databases were searched for systematic reviews and meta-analyses regarding digital health intervention in smoking cessation. It has been found that a wide range of methods has been studied for supporting smoking cessation. Digital interventions offer encouraging tools for the general population in health education but also for smokers and specific groups of patients in smoking cessation. Despite the promising results of some individual studies, most of the systematic reviews emphasized the need for further research and better-quality data to assess the efficacy of this approach.

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digital health; smoking cessation; mHealth; tobacco; cancer prevention

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Digital interventions in smoking cessation: a brief overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses

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Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology

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Ahead of print

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Review paper

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2024-01-11

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54

DOI

10.5603/njo.98341

Keywords

digital health
smoking cessation
mHealth
tobacco
cancer prevention

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Elwira Gliwska
Marta Mańczuk

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