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DISEASE AND DRUG FAMILY INFORMATION

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Smoking Cessation
There is no question that smoking involves a physical addiction to nicotine as well as psychological addiction to the patterns of smoking in certain circumstances or situations. Unless attention is paid to both of these kinds of addiction, the chance of success in stopping smoking will not be as good as it could be.

DRUG AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENT PROFILES

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WORST PILLS, BEST PILLS NEWSLETTER ARTICLES

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Quitting Smoking: Behavioral Therapy and Medications Can Help
August 2021
In this article, we discuss the most recent smoking-cessation recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the underlying research supporting these recommendations.
Smoking Cessation: What Works and What Doesn’t
September 2012
The article reviews the effectiveness and safety of a variety of drugs and strategies to help people stop smoking but also stresses the importance of interpersonal support for those trying to quit this deadly habit.
Nicotine Lollipops: Sweet, Addictive, and Illegal
July 2002
A letter written by Rep.Henry A.Waxman: Although I support innovative strategies for smoking cessation, there were three problems with nicotine lollipops. First, these products pose serious risks to children. Nicotine lollipops are new, so there are no studies that examine the use of these products by children.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM PUBLIC CITIZEN

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Letter to FDA Commissioner Requesting Enforcement Against Maker of Nicotine Beverages (HRG Publication #1777)
Public Citizen and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids requests that the FDA enforces regulations that would ban nicotine beverages.