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Pharmacological intervention of nicotine dependence.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
BioMed Research International
2314-6141
Publisher
Hindawi Limited
Publication Date
Volume
2013
Pages
278392–278392
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1155/2013/278392
PMID: 24490153
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Nicotine dependence is a major cause of mortality and morbidity all over the world. Various medications have been tried to treat nicotine dependence including nicotine replacement therapy, bupropion, and varenicline. A newer venture to nicotine dependence treatment is a nicotine vaccine which is yet to get footsteps in common practice. The present review assimilates various pharmacotherapeutic measures to address nicotine dependence. However, it is to be noted that psychological interventions, when combined with pharmacotherapy, offer the greatest benefits to the patients.

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