13. Combinations: Medication and Counseling

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update Overview

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Effectiveness of and estimated abstinence rates for the combination of counseling and medication versus medication alone (n = 18 studies).

TreatmentNumber of armsEstimated odds ratio (95% C.I.)Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
Medication alone81.021.7
Medication and counseling391.4
(1.2, 1.6)
(25.0, 30.3)


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Internet Citation: 13. Combinations: Medication and Counseling: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update Overview. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/presentations/2008update-overview/slide13.html