211. Specific Populations and Other Topics (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
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Weight Gain After Stopping Smoking

Recommendation: For smokers who are greatly concerned about weight gain, it may be most appropriate to prescribe or recommend bupropion SR or NRT (in particular nicotine gum and nicotine lozenge), which have been shown to delay weight gain after quitting. (Strength of Evidence = B)


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Internet Citation: 211. Specific Populations and Other Topics (Continued). October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/presentations/2008update-full/slide211.html