113. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

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Meta-analysis (2008): Effectiveness of and estimated abstinence rates for the combination of counseling and medication versus medication alone (n = 18 studies)

Treatment Number of arms Estimated odds ratio (95% C.I.) Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
Medication alone 8 1.0 21.7
Medication and counseling 39 1.4 (1.2, 1.6) 27.6 (25.0, 30.3)

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