High quality communication in tobacco treatment programs with lung cancer screenings was significantly associated with self-efficacy for smoking cessation.
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The outpatient procedure provides noninvasive magnetic stimulation to areas of the brain known to be associated with addiction.
Guideline offers simple practice changes that may increase effectiveness of tobacco-dependence pharmacotherapy.
The Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee (NDAC) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended the approval of the New Drug Application (NDA) from GlaxoSmithKline for an over-the-counter (OTC) nicotine mouth spray to aid in smoking cessation (9 to 6 vote). The nicotine mouth spray (NMS) delivers 1mg nicotine per spray; each dispenser would deliver…
According to the results of a recent review, the efficacy of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in achieving long-term smoking cessation varies based on NRT delivery method, dosage, and timing of initiation.
Results from a placebo-controlled study evaluating Chantix (varenicline; Pfizer) in pediatric patients 12-16 years of age showed that the smoking cessation treatment was not associated with a significant increase in abstinence rates in this patient population.
One-year abstinence higher with e-cigarettes than other nicotine replacement products
E-cigarette use was 9.8% among current smokers, 1.1% among former smokers, and 0.6% among nonsmokers.
The authors note that e-cigarettes seem to double the likelihood of achieving abstinence and are as effective as nicotine replacement therapy for supporting cessation.
Benefits of smoking cessation medications decline over the first year.