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Paying for nicotine replacement therapy is cheaper than smoking <20 cigarettes a day

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 27 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:604
  1. Robert Bunney, General practitioner (
  1. Brannam Medical Centre, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 8QB

    EDITOR—Fowler and Smeeth propose making nicotine replacement therapy available on the NHS, believing its high retail price remains prohibitive to many people.1 A typical eight week course of patches of 21mg/24 h bought from a pharmacy costs £17 a week, …

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