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Nicotine dependence and treatment 

Nicotine dependence and treatment
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Nicotine dependence and treatment
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Ma Inés López-Ibor

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10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0069
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date: 23 August 2019

Despite the reality that smoking remains the most important preventable cause of death and disability, most clinicians underperform in helping smokers quit. Nearly 70 per cent of smokers want to quit, and 42.5 per cent attempt to quit each year. The most effective smoking cessation programmes involve a combination of pharmacotherapy and behavioural and/or cognitive counselling to improve abstinence rates. Ways to counter clinicians’ pessimism about cessation include the knowledge that most smokers require multiple attempts before they succeed in quitting.

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