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Many Therapies Reduce Smoking Description

This bar chart displays how many therapies reduce smoking, with type of therapy on the x-axis, the percent of paMany Therapies Reduce Smoking Abstinence rates for all treatments peaked at the 8-week assessment. Abstinence was confirmed by breath carbon monoxide levels measured during visits to the clinic.

This bar chart displays how many therapies reduce smoking, with the type of therapy on the x-axis, and the percent of participants abstinent from smoking on the y-axis. Each therapy was measured 1 week, 8 weeks, and 6 months after quitting.

For the placebo therapy:

  • 23.3 percent of participants were abstinent from smoking 1 week after quitting.
  • 30.2 percent of participants were abstinent from smoking 8 weeks after quitting.
  • 22.2 percent of participants were abstinent from smoking 6 months after quitting.

For Bupropion therapy:

  • 34.5 percent of participants were abstinent from smoking 1 week after quitting.
  • 40.2 percent of participants were abstinent from smoking 8 weeks after quitting.
  • 31.8 percent of participants were abstinent from smoking 6 months after quitting.

For Lozenge therapy:

  • 29.2 percent of participants were abstinent from smoking 1 week after quitting.
  • 40.4 percent of participants were abstinent from smoking 8 weeks after quitting.
  • 33.5 percent of participants were abstinent from smoking 6 months after quitting.

For Patch therapy:

  • 40.5 percent of participants were abstinent from smoking 1 week after quitting.
  • 44.7 percent of participants were abstinent from smoking 8 weeks after quitting.
  • 34.4 percent of participants were abstinent from smoking 6 months after quitting.

For a combination of Bupropion and Lozenge therapies:

  • 37.4 percent of participants were abstinent from smoking 1 week after quitting.
  • 50.4 percent of participants were abstinent from smoking 8 weeks after quitting.
  • 33.2 percent of participants were abstinent from smoking 6 months after quitting.

For a combination of Patch and Lozenge therapies:

  • 43.4 percent of participants were abstinent from smoking 1 week after quitting.
  • 53.6 percent of participants were abstinent from smoking 8 weeks after quitting.
  • 40.1 percent of participants were abstinent from smoking 6 months after quitting.

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