Controlled Trial of the 24-Hour Transdermal Nicotine Patch in Conjunction With Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

6-Months’ Results
  • Robyn Richmond
  • Abilio Almeida Neto
  • Kathy Harris
  • Colin Mendelsohn

Abstract

The transdermal nicotine system is an adhesive patch that slowly and continuously delivers nicotine into the bloodstream by percutaneous absorption. The transdermal nicotine system has been shown to be effective as an aid to smoking cessation (1). Concurrent behavioural intervention including a relapse prevention component enhances the maintenance of abstinence following smoking cessation (2).

Keywords

Placebo Depression Nicotine Carbon Monoxide Hyperthyroidism 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robyn Richmond
    • 1
    • 3
  • Abilio Almeida Neto
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kathy Harris
    • 1
  • Colin Mendelsohn
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.National Drug and Alcohol Research CentreUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Life Style Unit Prince of Wales HospitalSydneyAustralia
  3. 3.School of Community MedicineUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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