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Lancaster, Tim and Stead, Lindsay F (2012) Silver acetate for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (9), Art. No.: CD000191. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000191.pub2.

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The aim of this review was to determine the effectiveness of silver acetate products (gum, lozenge, spray) in promoting smoking cessation.

Conclusions: Existing trials show little evidence for a specific effect of silver acetate in promoting smoking cessation. The confidence intervals for the ratio are quite wide. However, the upper limit of the confidence intervals for a positive effect equates to an absolute increase in the smoking cessation rate of about 4%. Any effect of this agent is therefore likely to be smaller than nicotine replacement therapy. The lack of effect of silver acetate may reflect poor compliance with a treatment whose rationale is to create an unpleasant stimulus.

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Review, Article
Drug Type
Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Drug therapy
September 2012
Identification #
Art. No.: CD000191. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000191.pub2
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
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