Corpus ID: 6922710

Efficacy of fresh lime for smoking cessation.

@article{Rungruanghiranya2012EfficacyOF,
  title={Efficacy of fresh lime for smoking cessation.},
  author={Suthat Rungruanghiranya and Chatchai Ekpanyaskul and Chanin Sakulisariyaporn and Prapada Watcharanat and Kunyanit Akkalakulawas},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  year={2012},
  volume={95 Suppl 12},
  pages={
          S76-82
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of fresh lime as a smoking cessation aid compared with nicotine gum. MATERIAL AND METHOD A randomized, controlled trial was conducted between March 2009 and September 2009. Only regular smokers aged 18 or older who were willing to quit were randomized to receive either fresh lime (n = 47) or nicotine gum (n = 53). Smokers were excluded if they were using other smoking cessation aids, allergic to citrus, or had dental problems. Exhaled carbon monoxide (CO… Expand
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