Home Tags Smoking cessation

Tag: smoking cessation

Nicotine patches do not appear to help pregnant smokers to quit

Behavioral support works, but evidence on drug treatment still lacking Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes and may have...

First trial to compare e-cigarettes with nicotine patches

The first ever trial to compare e-cigarettes with nicotine patches has found that both methods result in comparable success in quitting, with roughly similar...

Study: Nicotine patches, gum don’t work

Nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) designed to help people stop smoking, specifically nicotine patches and nicotine gum, do not appear to be effective in helping...

Bupropion may help schizophrenic patients quit smoking

Smokers diagnosed with schizophrenia had higher smoking cessation rates when treated with bupropion than with a placebo, according to a study led by Dr. Tony George at Yale University. Bupropion is a medication used to help people quit smoking and to treat depression. Researchers randomly assigned 32 schizophrenic cigarette smokers, who were clinically stable on antipsychotic medications and with a strong desire to quit smoking, to receive bupropion or placebo for 10 weeks. During the study, participants were periodically evaluated for smoking urges, depression, and symptoms of schizophrenia. They also attended weekly smoking cessation group therapy that included motivational enhancement therapy, social skills training, and relapse-prevention strategies.

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

From anti-aging to the search for alien life, we promise to never bore.