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Nicotine patch therapy with no counseling produced 26% quit rate in JAMA study.

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NICOTINE PATCH THERAPY WITH NO COUNSELING PRODUCED A 26% QUIT RATE at six months in a study by Douglas Jorenby, PhD, et al. that appears in the Nov. 1 Journal of the American Medical Association. Patients using 22 mg nicotine patches who received "minimal counseling" -- a single self-help cessation pamphlet -- had a 26% smoking cessation rate at six months, the end of the study's follow-up period.
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