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Combining Therapies Improves Likelihood of Successful Cessation

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Research into smoking cessation has shown that there is a 42% success rate with combination therapy (pharmacotherapy and/or nicotine replacement therapies [NRTs]) compared to using a single treatment. Combinations of sustained-release products, such as the NRT patch, with immediate-release products, such as NRT gum, lozenge, or inhaler, can be effective. The sustained-release products provide a continuous stable level of nicotine, while the immediate-release products can be used he more...
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