Study: Nicotine therapy works

April 3, 2009 British researchers found people who are just prepared to reduce their smoking are twice as likely to stop in the long-term if they use nicotine replacements to help them cut down gradually.

Nearly 7 percent of smokers who used nicotine replacement were able to go six months without a cigarette -- twice as many as those given placebos.

Studies suggest half of those who manage six months without smoking will maintain it for the rest of their lives.

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