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Hughes, John P and Stead, Lindsay F and Lancaster, Tim [The Cochrane Library] . (2000) Anxiolytics for smoking cessation. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (4) Art. No.: CD002849. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002849.

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1465185...

The aim of this review is to assess the effectiveness of anxiolytic pharmacotherapy in aiding long term smoking cessation. The drugs include buspirone; diazepam; doxepin; meprobamate; ondansetron; and the beta-blockers metoprolol, oxprenolol and propanolol.

Conclusion: There is no consistent evidence that anxiolytics aid smoking cessation, but the available evidence does not rule out a possible effect.


Item Type
Evidence resource
Publication Type
Review
Drug Type
Tobacco
Intervention Type
AOD disorder drug therapy
Date
2000
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Place of Publication
London
Number
4
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Not in collection)

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