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, 54 (4), 368-9

Clinical Inquiries. What Interventions Can Help Patients Stop Using Chewing Tobacco?

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Clinical Inquiries. What Interventions Can Help Patients Stop Using Chewing Tobacco?

Kenesha D Smith et al. J Fam Pract.

Abstract

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), including gum and patches, decreases cravings and short-term abstinence rates, but does not improve long-term abstinence (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, meta-analysis of small randomized controlled studies [RCT]). It is unclear if bupropion has an effect on cessation rates (SOR: B, small RCTs with conflicting results). Behavioral interventions increase abstinence rates for smokeless tobacco users (SOR: B, meta-analysis of small RCTs).

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