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Intense smoking cessation therapies may be no better than nicotine monotherapy

KEY POINT

The efficacy of 12 weeks of therapy varenicline (Chantix—Pfizer) monotherapy, combination nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), or nicotine monotherapy was similar with respect to abstinence rates at 26 and 52 weeks, according to the results of a randomized clinical trial published in JAMA.