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The Center for Social Gerontology has created a smoking cessation brochure which targets older adults in an effort to encourage smoking cessation among the elderly. (From their website)
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National Center for Tobacco-Free Older Persons (NCTFOP)
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The website contains over 300 pages of outstanding information including our comprehensive list of Withdrawal Symptoms you may be experiencing if you have recently quit smoking as well as the immediate Benefits of Quitting Smoking. Also check out our newest section on Gaining Weight and Quitting Smoking. (From their website)
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US Department of Health and Human Services
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Quit Smoking
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CDC
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A list of monographs on tobacco from the National Cancer Institute
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National Cancer Institute
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A list of resources from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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American College of Ostetricians and Gynecologists
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NRT aims to reduce withdrawal symptoms associated with stopping smoking by replacing the nicotine from cigarettes. NRT is available as skin patches that deliver nicotine slowly, and chewing gum, nasal spray, inhalers, and lozenges/tablets, all of which deliver nicotine to the brain more quickly than from skin patches, but less rapidly than from smoking cigarettes. This review includes 132 trials of NRT, with over 40,000 people in the main analysis. It found evidence that all forms of NRT made it more likely that a person's attempt to quit smoking would succeed. The chances of stopping smoking were increased by 50 to 70%. Most of the studies were performed in people smoking more than 15 cigarettes a day. What limited evidence there is suggests no overall difference in effectiveness of different forms of NRT nor a benefit for using patches beyond 8 weeks. NRT works with or without additional counselling, and does not need to be prescribed by a doctor. Heavier smokers may need higher doses of NRT. People who use NRT during a quit attempt are likely to further increase their chance of success by using a combination of the nicotine patch and a faster acting form. Preliminary data suggests that starting to use NRT shortly before the planned quit date may increase the chance of success. Adverse effects from using NRT are related to the type of product, and include skin irritation from patches and irritation to the inside of the mouth from gum and tablets. There is no evidence that NRT increases the risk of heart attacks. (From their website)
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Cochrane Collaboration
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MedlinePlus: Smoking Cessation
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MedlinePlus
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A program from the World Health Organization
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WHO
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Smoking and Women's Health
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David Moyer
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An article in eMJA The Medical Journal of Australia
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The Medical Journal of Australia
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