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Persistent use of nicotine replacement therapy: an analysis of actual purchase patterns in a population based sample
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    No nicotine gum users nicotine free at six months?

    The abstract's conclusion that persistent use of nicotine gum is "very rare" casts serious doubt upon the authors' objectivity. How can they here describe a 6.7% chronic nicotine gum use rate at six months as reflecting a 'very rare' condition while their March 2003 OTC NRT meta- analysis - published in this same journal - embraced a 7% six-month smoking abstinence rate finding as "effective?" [1]

    I do hope...

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