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Nicotine replacement to aid smoking cessation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10692714     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cigarette smoking remains the commonest cause of preventable mortality in the UK, accounting for about 120,000 deaths each year among people aged 35 years or more. In all, smoking-related disease costs a typical health authority around 15 million Pounds a year. It is notoriously difficult to stop smoking but success rates are increased if cigarettes are replaced by nicotine given as a medicine. When reviewing nicotine replacement in 1993, we recommended a "combined approach, using nicotine patches plus advice and support". Since then, other forms of nicotine replacement have become available. Here we discuss current evidence on the efficacy and safety of different forms of nicotine replacement and consider the place of such therapy.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Drug and therapeutics bulletin     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0012-6543     ISO Abbreviation:  Drug Ther Bull     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-09     Completed Date:  2000-03-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0112037     Medline TA:  Drug Ther Bull     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  52-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Nicotine / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Nicotinic Agonists / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Smoking / drug therapy
Smoking Cessation / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Nicotinic Agonists; 54-11-5/Nicotine

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