11 Jan '12, 3am

Nicotine gum and patches may make things worse for quitting smokers: US study

NEW YORK - The nicotine gum and patches that millions of smokers use to help kick their habit have no lasting benefit and may backfire in some cases, according to the most rigorous, long-term study to date of nicotine replacement therapy. The study, released on Monday in the journal Tobacco Control, is likely to inflame a long-running debate about the value of nicotine alternatives. In medical studies, the products have appeared effective, making it easier for people to quit, at least in the short term. Those earlier, more encouraging findings were the basis for federal guidelines that recommended the products for smoking cessation. In the new study, conducted in Massachusetts, the researchers followed a representative sample of 1,916 adults made up of smokers, recent quitters and young adults. They interviewed the participants three times, once in 2001 or 2002, again in 2...

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