Smoking Cessation Treatment Options

Types and suitabilities of smoking cessation treatments.

Find the right treatment to help your patient stop smoking with the MIMS smoking cessation treatments table

All smokers should be advised to stop and offered help if interested in doing so. Smoking cessation therapies should be offered when appropriate, and where possible, smokers should have access to a smoking cessation clinic or programme for behavioural support.

This table presents the three main treatment options: bupropion, nicotine and varenicline.

Available brands and presentations (including tablets, gum, inhalator, nasal spray and transdermal patches) are listed.

Treatment duration, contraindications and suitability for use during pregnancy and lactation are outlined, and the table notes whether each treatment is recommended by NICE.

Finally, the mode of action for each treatment option is summarised.

Brand names link through to the full MIMS entries for more detailed prescribing information on each product.

Go to the MIMS smoking cessation treatments table

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