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What are combo treatments to help you quit smoking?

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A combination of treatment methods might raise your chances of quitting. For example, using both a nicotine patch and gum may be better than a patch alone. Other combination treatments that are helpful include behavioral therapy and nicotine replacement therapy; prescription medication used together a nicotine replacement therapy patch; and a nicotine replacement therapy patch and nicotine spray. The FDA hasn’t approved using 2 types of nicotine replacement therapies at the same time, so talk with your doctor first.

From: How to Quit Smoking WebMD Medical Reference

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Annual Review of Public Health : “Impact of Nicotine Replacement Therapy on Smoking Behavior.”

American Family Physician : “Interventions to Facilitate Smoking Cessation.” 

National Institute on Drug Abuse: July 2006.  InfoFacts,

National Cancer Institute: "Quitting Tobacco: Short-term and Long-term Health Benefits."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “The Health Benefits of Smoking Cessation."

American Cancer Society: "A word about success rates for quitting smoking." "Guide to Quitting Smoking."

CDC: "Quitting Smoking."

Smokefree.gov: "Have You Built a Quit Plan?" 

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 16, 2019

SOURCES: 

Annual Review of Public Health : “Impact of Nicotine Replacement Therapy on Smoking Behavior.”

American Family Physician : “Interventions to Facilitate Smoking Cessation.” 

National Institute on Drug Abuse: July 2006.  InfoFacts,

National Cancer Institute: "Quitting Tobacco: Short-term and Long-term Health Benefits."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “The Health Benefits of Smoking Cessation."

American Cancer Society: "A word about success rates for quitting smoking." "Guide to Quitting Smoking."

CDC: "Quitting Smoking."

Smokefree.gov: "Have You Built a Quit Plan?" 

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 16, 2019

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