Medications

Study: Combined treatments are the most effective to stop smoking

Combination therapies, particularly varenicline and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) combined, are the most effective tobacco cessation pharmacotherapies, the largest review to examine the effectiveness and safety of electronic ...

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Cardiologists warn about the risks of vaping

Electronic cigarette (EC) use, or vaping, has both gained incredible popularity and generated tremendous controversy, but although they may be less harmful than tobacco cigarettes (TCs), they have major potential risks that ...

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COVID-19 lockdown linked to uptick in tobacco use

Pandemic-related anxiety, boredom, and irregular routines were cited as major drivers of increased nicotine and tobacco use during the initial COVID-19 "lockdown," according to research just released by Columbia University's ...

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USPSTF affirms evidence-based methods for smoking cessation

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that there is substantial net benefit for behavioral and pharmacological therapies for smoking cessation, alone or combined. These findings form the basis of a final ...

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E-cigs better than gum or patches to help people quit smoking

Electronic cigarettes could increase the number of people who stop smoking compared to nicotine replacement therapy—such as chewing gum and patches—according to research involving the University of East Anglia.

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