Nicotine Replacement Therapies Fail to Provide a Lasting Benefit

In clinical trials, nicotine gum and patches are effective in helping people quit smoking. However, researchers have found that nicotine-replacement therapies do not lower the risk of relapse–a return to smoking–over the long term.
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