What are the goals of drug treatment for nicotine addiction?

Updated: Jul 16, 2018
  • Author: R Gregory Lande, DO, FACN; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Two types of pharmacologic therapy are available as part of a smoking cessation program nicotine and antidepressants. The goals of pharmacotherapy are to induce smoking cessation, reduce morbidity, and prevent complications.


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