Public health benefit of over-the-counter nicotine medications.

  title={Public health benefit of over-the-counter nicotine medications.},
  author={Saul Shiffman and Joe G Gitchell and John Pinney and Steven L Burton and Katherine Kemper and Engelhard Lara},
  journal={Tobacco control},
  volume={6 4},
OBJECTIVE To estimate the impact of allowing non-prescription sales of nicotine medications in the United States on increasing the numbers of smokers quitting. DESIGN Sales and marketing data were used to compare the use of nicotine medications before and after non-prescription sales, and to estimate the impact of non-prescription sales on quit rates. SETTING United States. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Number of quit attempts using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products, number of smokers… CONTINUE READING