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Combination nicotine replacement therapy: strategies for initiation and tapering.

  • Author(s): Hsia, Stephanie L
  • Myers, Mark G
  • Chen, Timothy C
  • et al.
Abstract

Several studies and meta-analyses have demonstrated the efficacy of combination nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for patients who wish to quit smoking. However, there is limited guidance with respect to initiation and tapering of combination NRT. We attempt to review the evidence and rationale behind combination NRT, present the dosing used in combination NRT studies, and propose a step-down approach for tapering of combination NRT with integration of behavioral strategies.

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