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NRTs Safe to Use While Patient Is Still Smoking


The Public Health Service-sponsored Clinical Practice Guideline "Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence" describes research that has assessed patients’ use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to help reduce smoking rather than quitting tobacco entirely. Results indicated that the use of NRTs in these patients is associated with an increased likelihood that the individuals will make a quit attempt and will be successful in quitting. Thus, a clinician’s recommendation for NRT use surr more...
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