Pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation in severe mental illness

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Andrew Jones reports on a recent systematic review and network meta-analysis of the efficacy and tolerability of pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation in severe mental illness, which finds a promising but low quality result for bupropion and varenicline.

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Nicotine replacement gum found to improve tooth staining caused by smoking

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In addition  to being a risk factor for mouth cancer and periodontal disease, smoking is associated with staining of the teeth.  Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is widely used to assist patients quit smoking.  In vitro tests of NRT gum have suggested that they may have stain reduction effects.  A product which not only assists smokers [read the full story…]