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Nicotine preloading for smoking cessation: the Preloading RCT (2018)
Journal Article
Aveyard, P., Lindson, N., Tearne, S., Adams, R., Ahmed, K., Alekna, R., …Pokhrel, S. (2018). Nicotine preloading for smoking cessation: the Preloading RCT. Health Technology Assessment, 22(41), doi:10.3310/hta22410. ISSN 1366-5278

Background: Nicotine preloading means using nicotine replacement therapy prior to a quit date while smoking normally. The aim is to reduce the drive to smoke, thereby reducing cravings for smoking after quit day, which are the main cause of early rel... Read More

Effects on abstinence of nicotine patch treatment prior to quitting smoking: a parallel, two-arm, pragmatic randomised trial (2018)
Journal Article
Aveyard, P., Lewis, S., Coleman, T., Dickinson, A., Randall, C., Orton, S., & Perdue, J. (2018). Effects on abstinence of nicotine patch treatment prior to quitting smoking: a parallel, two-arm, pragmatic randomised trial. BMJ, 361, doi:10.1136/bmj.k2164. ISSN 0959-8138

Objectives: Standard smoking cessation pharmacotherapy is recommended in the post-quit period, but may also facilitate abstinence if used prior to quitting. The objective was to examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of nicotine patch worn... Read More