Assessment of genetic variation as a predictor of smoking cessation success : a promising preventive and intervention tool?

M. Quaak

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Small genetic variations in so-called smoking related genes influence the effectiveness of treatments for smoking cessation. This PhD research found several variations that influence the degree of addiction and chances of cessation after treatment with antidepressants. This knowledge can lead in the near future to a genetic test that can determine beforehand the most effective treatment for smoking cessation for individual smokers. Further research shows that smokers are aware of the importance of this type of test, particularly when it is offered by their general practitioner. General practitioners are also interested in offering it, but think they lack the time and the knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • van Schayck, Constant, Supervisor
  • van Schooten, Frederik, Supervisor
Award date19 Apr 2012
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs978-90-5681-383-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • smoking cessation treatments
  • genetic differences
  • genetic test

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