• What are the most effective ways you can help patients stop smoking? 

    Shah, Zille Huma; Rao, Shobha; Mayo, Helen G. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2008-07)
    Brief counseling, nicotine replacement therapy, antidepressants, and varenicline all work well. Physician intervention should begin with routine assessment of smoking status for all patients. Brief (3 minutes or less) ...
  • Which smoking cessation interventions work best? 

    Mahvan, Tracy; Namdar, Rocsanna; Voorhees, Kenton; Smith, Peter C.; Flake, Donna (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2011-07)
    Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), bupropion, nortriptyline, clonidine, and varenicline are all effective, although insufficient evidence exists to recommend one intervention over another (SOR: A, systematic reviews). ...