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Nicotine patch preloading for smoking cessation (the preloading trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: The use of nicotine replacement therapy before quitting smoking is called nicotine preloading. Standard smoking cessation protocols suggest commencing nicotine replacement therapy only on the first day of quitting smoking (quit day) aiming to reduce withdrawal symptoms and craving. However, other, more successful smoking cessation pharmacotherapies are used prior to the quit day as well as after. Nicotine preloading could improve quit rates by reducing satisfaction from smoking pr...

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10.1186/1745-6215-15-296

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd.
Journal:
Trials
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Pages:
296
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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1745-6215
ISSN:
1745-6215
URN:
uuid:471a36f9-aa12-44b8-b0a2-4cb9d0f8772d
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477728
Local pid:
pubs:477728

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