Varenicline versus transdermal nicotine patch: a 3-year follow-up in a smoking cessation clinic in Taiwan

@article{Hsueh2014VareniclineVT,
  title={Varenicline versus transdermal nicotine patch: a 3-year follow-up in a smoking cessation clinic in Taiwan},
  author={Kuang-Chieh Hsueh and Shu-Chun Hsueh and Ming-Yueh Chou and Lee-Fei Pan and Ming-Shium Tu and Andy McEwen and Robert West},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={231},
  pages={2819-2823}
}
A network meta-analysis of randomized trials and real-world comparative studies strongly suggest that varenicline is more effective in aiding smoking cessation than single form nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). Modeling the health benefits attributable to this difference relies on extrapolation to lifetime cessation, but to date, follow-up has only extended to 12 months. Longer term follow-up data are helpful in checking these assumptions. This study aimed to compare the sustained abstinence… CONTINUE READING
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