211. Specific Populations and Other Topics (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

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Specific Populations and Other Topics (Continued)

Weight Gain After Stopping Smoking

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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): Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/presentations/2008update-full/slide211.html