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Strategies for Getting Patients to Quit Smoking

By: jives | June 21st , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

For patients who smoke intermittently, you should start with nicotine replacement therapies, such as nicotine lozenges or gum, which can be used on a PRN basis. Patients who smoke more frequently, such as several times per day, will need consistent nicotine replacement from a patch to prevent the peaks and troughs associated with nicotine cravings. S

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