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Experts strongly recommend varenicline over the patch for adult smokers hoping to quit

Experts strongly recommend varenicline over the patch for adult smokers hoping to quit

Smoking cessation initiatives notwithstanding, along with provocative public health campaigns and clinical guidance, quitting tobacco has remained elusive for many smokers. The American Thoracic Society’s new clinical practice guideline on treatment for tobacco dependence in adults addresses how clinicians may deal with patients’ reluctance to quit, one of a number of issues not previously assessed in the older guidelines.

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