Types and suitabilities of smoking cessation treatments.
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.
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.
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