Schroeder said if people in a trial of cytisine were to receive as much counseling as they do in trials of other drugs, such as Zyban and Chantix, and if treatment was longer, then similar quit rates of 15 to 25 percent would be seen.
"I think you would see better results," he said.
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SOURCES: Robert West, Ph.D., Health Behaviour Research Center, University College London, England; Michael C. Fiore, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine, director, Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison; Steven Schroeder, M.D., director, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, University of California, San Francisco; Sept. 29, 2011, New England Journal of Medicine
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