Table 2

Smoking cessation success rates of the telemedicine smoking cessation programme by smoking product types standardised with inverse probability weights

Exclusively cigarettesExclusively
HTP
Adjusted OR for cigarettesP value
(HTP vs cigarettes)
Dual use of
cigarettes and HTP
Adjusted OR for cigarettesP value
(dual vs cigarettes)
Point abstinence (PA) rates
 PA at week 1270.8% (66% to 75%)80.9% (76% to 86%)1.08 (0.99 to 1.17)0.07069.2% (61% to 77%)0.96 (0.85 to 1.07)0.462
 PA at week 2455.4% (50% to 60%)67.8% (62% to 74%)1.11 (1.01 to 1.21)0.026*43.3% (34% to 52%)0.86 (0.77 to 0.96)0.008*
 PA at week 3648.3% (43% to 53%)58.2% (52% to 65%)1.08 (0.99 to 1.19)0.09241.7% (33% to 50%)0.91 (0.81 to 1.02)0.086
 PA at week 5252.0% (47% to 57%)62.2% (57% to 70%)1.09 (0.996 to 1.20)0.06145.0% (36% to 54%)0.91 (0.81 to 1.02)0.111
Continuous abstinence rates (CARs)
 CAR9–2453.8% (49% to 59%)67.0% (61% to 73%)1.12 (1.02 to 1.23)0.017*40.8% (32% to 50%)0.85 (0.76 to 0.95)0.004*
 CAR9–5241.0% (36% to 46%)50.9% (44% to 57%)1.09 (0.99 to 1.19)0.08430.8% (23% to 39%)0.88 (0.79 to 0.97)0.011*
  • Values are reported as the rates (95% CI). P values were calculated using an inverse probability-weighted dataset adjusted by all variables shown in table 1 (age, sex, body mass index, years of smoking, past attempt of cessation, TDS score, regular alcohol intake, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, mental disorders, varenicline and nicotine) with logistic regression.

  • *P<0.05.

  • HTP, heated tobacco product; TDS, Tobacco Dependence Screener.