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Australian Study Casts Doubt On Nicotine Patches

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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An Australian researcher questions the effectiveness of nicotine patches as a substitute for other smoking therapies. A professor at the Hunter Medical Research Institute said a review of 12 studies of over-the-counter treatments showed no evidence the patches or nicotine gum work if they are used without advice and counseling. He said that suggests it is the advice and counseling that leads to a cessation of smoking. He noted OTC purchases usually are the only treatment buyers rely on. (Click here for more

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