Nicotine replacement has no long-term benefit when quitting smokingChewing nicotine gum or using nicotine-replacement patches offers no advantage in keeping smokers off cigarettes in the long term, according to scientists. They say that while nicotine-replacement therapies (NRTs) could be useful in the early stages of combatting withdrawal, public health bodies should reconsider their reliance on these techniques as a way to reduce the number of people who smoke.
Ouch. Looks like taking nicotine isn't a good way of giving up nicotine after all. Who'd have thought?
John Britton and Deborah Arnott pop up in the article to defend their friends in the pharmaceutical industry.