2009 - Review: Nicotine gum and varenicline, but not behavioral interventions, reduce relapse in persons who have stopped smoking

Bentz, Charles J.
July 2009
ACP Journal Club;7/21/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 1, p9
Academic Journal
The article focuses on review of studies on interventions which prevent relapse in persons who stop smoking. The review evaluated behavioral and pharmacologic interventions for relapse prevention (RP) in persons who had stopped smoking on their own or with treatment and those who had enforced abstinence. It concluded that varenicline and nicotine gum reduce relapse in persons who have stopped smoking; behavioral interventions do not reduce risk for relapse.


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