TOBACCO INDUCED DISEASES, vol.17, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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TOBACCO INDUCED DISEASES
Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
reimbursement, smoking cessation, insurance coverage, treatment adherence, quit success, SELF-REPORTED SMOKING, ADHERENCE, VALIDITY
INTRODUCTION In the last decade, outpatient smoking cessation clinics (SCCs) in Turkey have been extended countrywide. Initially, only counseling was covered under health insurance. In 2011 and 2015, free varenicline and bupropion preparations were distributed to SCCs, periodically. In the current study we aimed to compare outcomes between the free and paid medication periods.