A comparison of the efficacy of varenicline and bupropion and an evaluation of the effect of the medications in the context of the smoking cessation programme


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BENLİ A. R. , Erturhan S., Oruc M. A. , Kalpakci P., Sunay D., DEMİREL Y.

TOBACCO INDUCED DISEASES, cilt.15, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Background: Within the context of the support program for smoking cessation, initiated by the Turkish Ministry of Health in 2011, those who present at 'smoking cessation' centres and are found to be suitable for pharmacological treatment are given varenicline and bupropion free of charge. As the smoking cessation programme is centralized, the selection of the medication is made randomly to provide a fixed distribution rate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of both varenicline and bupropion in smoking cessation and to evaluate the effect of the smoking cessation programme.