A recent literature review, entitled
A Narrative Review of Intensive Group Tobacco Treatment: Clinical, Research, and US Policy Recommendations, sought to evaluate the effectiveness of group tobacco treatment conducted in real-world practice settings, as compared to individual treatment. The review included data collected between 2000 and 2017.
In all cases, group treatment was shown to have higher quit rates than individual treatment, as validated by breath carbon monoxide monitor. The review demonstrates the effectiveness and usefulness of group tobacco treatment. It also suggests that group treatment for tobacco dependence should be established and available in all behavioral health and medical settings.