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Randomised controlled trial
After precessation nicotine replacement therapy, abrupt cessation increases abstinence more than gradual cessation in smokers ready to quit

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  • Funding NIDA T32 DA07242.

  • Competing interests EMK has nothing to disclose. JRH has received consulting and speaking fees from several companies that develop or market pharmacological and behavioural treatments for smoking cessation or harm reduction and from several non-profit organisations that promote tobacco control. He also consults (without payment) for Swedish match.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.