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Are there ways to help people stop using smokeless tobacco

Ebbert J, Montori VM, Erwin PJ, Stead LF
Published Online: 
16 March 2011

Nicotine replacement therapy (patches or gum), and bupropion have not been shown to help people to stop using smokeless tobacco (ST). However, one study shows that varenicline can help people stop. Dentists and hygienists may help their patients to stop, especially when they show them the damage that ST causes in their mouths. Telephone counselling may assist ST users in quitting.

This record should be cited as: 
Ebbert J, Montori VM, Erwin PJ, Stead LF. Interventions for smokeless tobacco use cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD004306. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004306.pub4
Assessed as up to date: 
16 December 2010