144. Treatment Recommendations: Medications

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
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Nicotine Patch

Recommendation: The nicotine patch is an effective smoking cessation treatment that patients should be encouraged to use. (Strength of Evidence = A).


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Internet Citation: 144. Treatment Recommendations: Medications. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/presentations/2008update-full/slide144.html