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Smoking Cessation Treatment Options

Types and suitabilities of smoking cessation treatments.

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Infographic: Smoking cessation prescriptions fall 35% in 10 years

Infographic: Smoking cessation prescriptions fall 35% in 10 years

Healthcare professionals are handing out fewer prescriptions for medications to help people who want to quit, as smoking rates fall to the lowest on record and smokers increasingly turn to e-cigarettes.

Varenicline does not increase risk of psychiatric events, study confirms

Varenicline does not increase risk of psychiatric events, study confirms

Additional side-effect monitoring is no longer required for the smoking cessation treatment varenicline (Champix), after a large multinational trial showed that the drug did not significantly increase the risk of neuropsychiatric events compared with nicotine patches or placebo.

First e-cigarette licensed as a medicine

First e-cigarette licensed as a medicine

The e-Voke electronic nicotine inhaler has been approved by the MHRA as a medicinal product, allowing it to be prescribed as an aid to smoking cessation once it becomes commercially available.

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