111. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued)
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
Combining Counseling and Medication
Recommendation: The combination of counseling and medication is more effective for smoking cessation than either medication or counseling alone. Therefore, whenever feasible and appropriate, both counseling and medication should be provided to patients trying to quit smoking. (Strength of Evidence = A).
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