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A comparison between quick-release nicotine lozenges and Swedish-style snus for the acute management of craving
  1. Sean P Barrett,
  2. Erin Wagner
  1. Life Sciences Centre, Department of Psychology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sean P Barrett, Associate Professor, Life Sciences Centre, Department of Psychology, Dalhousie University, 1355 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS B3H 4J1, Canada; sean.barrett{at}dal.ca

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Swedish-style snus (SS) has been proposed as a smoking cessation aid.1 2 In Norway, SS use has been reported to be a common self-selected smoking cessation strategy,3 and it has been argued that the relatively low rates of smoking in Sweden may be in part attributable to SS use.1 4 However, because SS is not risk-free and its use may be associated with the development of dependence, its use for smoking cessation remains a subject of controversy.5 We recently reported that acute SS administration (8 mg of nicotine) significantly reduced craving relative to a nicotine/tobacco-free snus as well as to a 2 mg nicotine lozenge (NL).6 However, differences in …

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  • Funding This work was supported by a seed grant awarded to SPB from The Canadian Action Network for the Advancement, Dissemination and Adoption of Practice-informed Tobacco Treatment (CAN-ADAPTT).

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Capital District Health Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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