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Bupropion and telephone support helps smokers quit

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 19 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:0-f

Question How beneficial is the combination of bupropion and telephone support to help smokers quit?

Synopsis We know that physician advice and bupropion can each help people quit smoking. This randomised controlled trial (non-blinded) was conducted in a primary care setting and included 1524 smokers. Both minimal and moderate intensity counselling were assessed along with two dosing regimens of sustained-release bupropion (150 or 300 mg per day). Minimal counselling using the Zyban advantage plan …

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