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Comparative effectiveness of varenicline and nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation in older and younger smokers: a prospective cohort in Taiwan.

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Summary of "Comparative effectiveness of varenicline and nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation in older and younger smokers: a prospective cohort in Taiwan."

The effectiveness of varenicline compared to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in achieving smoking cessation in older smokers has not been investigated. This study prospectively compared the effectiveness of varenicline relative to NRT in smokers age 25-54 and separately in smokers 55 years or older.

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Name: Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
ISSN: 1469-994X
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