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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for smoking?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Many treatments

People achieve abstinence through 'cold turkey,' with and without counseling, acupuncture, hypnosis and many many other ways.
Nicotine replacement therapy with gum, patches and other forms, as well as the antidepressant bupropion also work well, but the best results have come with a combination of Chantix® (varenicline) and a formal smoking cessation program. Call 1-800-QUITNOW, doctor/pharmacist.

In brief: Many treatments

People achieve abstinence through 'cold turkey,' with and without counseling, acupuncture, hypnosis and many many other ways.
Nicotine replacement therapy with gum, patches and other forms, as well as the antidepressant bupropion also work well, but the best results have come with a combination of Chantix® (varenicline) and a formal smoking cessation program. Call 1-800-QUITNOW, doctor/pharmacist.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Many

Varenicline, bupropion, naltrexone, nicotine substitutes have been used.
All are about 33% effective. So is "cold turkey." so is acupuncture and hypnotism. Nimh has a great resource >http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/science-news/2009/expert-panel-addresses-high-rates-of-smoking-in-people-with-psychiatric-disorders.Shtml<.

In brief: Many

Varenicline, bupropion, naltrexone, nicotine substitutes have been used.
All are about 33% effective. So is "cold turkey." so is acupuncture and hypnotism. Nimh has a great resource >http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/science-news/2009/expert-panel-addresses-high-rates-of-smoking-in-people-with-psychiatric-disorders.Shtml<.
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