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A Statement from GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on 2008 Update to the U.S. Public Health Service Guideline on Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence
Date:5/7/2008

us on behavior change. More than 110 clinical trials involving more than 40,000 participants and extensive consumer use over more than 20 years have proven the safety and efficacy of NRT when used as directed.(3)

Since becoming available without a prescription in 1996, GSK's NRT smoking cessation brands have helped millions of people around the world quit smoking and, as a result, have significantly reduced their exposure to the risks of cancer and other smoking-related diseases.(4)

GSK Consumer Healthcare offers smokers a variety of customized quit-smoking resources, including tools and information at http://www.Way2Quit.com, free proven tailored quit plans through http://www.CommittedQuitters.com and free access to GSK-certified stop-smoking counselors weekdays at 1-877-NO-ASHES where a smoker can develop an individualized support plan and receive customized tips from experts.

Quitting smoking is the most important step smokers can take to improve their health -- and it's also one of the most difficult. By developing innovative new products and support systems to improve the quit experience, GSK Consumer Healthcare is working to inspire and enable every smoker to quit.

(1) 2008 U.S. Public Health Service Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and

Dependence; early draft released in October 2007.

(2) Fiore MC, Bailey WC, Cohen SJ, et al. Treating Tobacco Use and

Dependence. Clinical Practice Guideline. Rockville, MD.

(3) Stead LF, Perera R, Bullen C,Mant D, Lancaster T. Nicotine replacement

therapy for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

2008, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD000146. DOI:

10.1002/14651858.CD000146.pub3.

(4) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Use of FDA-approved

pharmacologic treatments for tobacco dependence.
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