Effectiveness of a 16-hour transdermal nicotine patch in a medical practice setting, without intensive group counseling.

@article{Sachs1993EffectivenessOA,
  title={Effectiveness of a 16-hour transdermal nicotine patch in a medical practice setting, without intensive group counseling.},
  author={David P. L. Sachs and Urbain S{\"a}we and Scott James Leischow},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={153 16},
  pages={1881-90}
}
BACKGROUND To determine the effectiveness of a 16-hour transdermal nicotine patch in assisting smokers to stop smoking, when used in a primary medical practice model. METHODS A single-site, randomized, double-blind, out-patient, parallel-group, placebo-controlled trial consisting of 220 regular, otherwise healthy cigarette smokers. Patients participated in a 12-week patch treatment phase plus a 6-week tapering phase. A standard medical office model of physician intervention, such as could… CONTINUE READING
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