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Are Instructions for Over-the-Counter Nicotine Replacement Therapy Products Readable?

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Objective : To examine readability characteristics of step-by-step directions presented in How to Use sections of over-the-counter (OTC) nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products.

Methods : Step-by-step directions of all (n=6) currently available OTC NRTs were assessed on reading grade level, text point size, dimensions, and illustrations.

Results : The mean readability was at grade level 10.50.8, whereas the average text point size was 9.21.3. Two OTC NRT products provided illustrations to supplement step-by-step directions.

Conclusion : As currently presented, the readability characteristics of How to Use sections of OTC NRTs do not facilitate consumer understanding.
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Keywords: cigarette smoking; nicotinic agonists; over-the-counter; smoking cessation

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2007-08-01

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