131. Treatment Recommendations: Medications

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

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Nicotine Gum

Recommendation: Nicotine gum is an effective smoking cessation treatment that patients should be encouraged to use. (Strength of Evidence = A).

Recommendation: Clinicians should offer 4 mg rather than 2 mg nicotine gum to highly dependent smokers. (Strength of Evidence = B).

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