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).

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)
(25.0, 30.3)


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