14. Combinations: Medication and Counseling (continued)

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 counseling alone (n = 9 studies).

Treatment Number of arms Estimated odds ratio (95% C.I.) Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
Counseling alone 11 1.0 14.6
Medication and counseling 13 1.7
(1.3, 2.1)
(18.1, 26.8)


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