Smoking Cessation Therapy & Placebo

quit smoking A total of six smoking cessation therapies have proved to have an edge over placebos when it comes to kicking the butt, revealed researchers from McGill University and the University of Montreal.

Conducted on 32,000 participants, this meta-analysis of placebo-controlled randomized controlled trials found that varenicline, nicotine nasal spray, bupropion (Wellbutrin), nicotine patches, tablets and gum helped people quit smoking.

But researchers said that “despite the documented efficacy of these agents, the absolute number of patients who were abstinent from smoking at 12 months was low.”