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Nicotine Replacement Therapy Is Safe, Effective and Can Help Reverse Mental Acuity Deficits in Smokers Who Are Quitting, Including Commercial and Private Pilots
Date:5/22/2008

reventable death and disease and one of the most powerful and important addictions to break and many smokers can't do it alone. Evidence-based treatments, such as NRT offer a better chance of quitting versus cold turkey, where only 3-5 percent of smokers are successful long-term. (3)

Nicotine replacement therapy including the Commit lozenge, Nicorette gum and NicoDerm CQ patch can help relieve withdrawal symptoms and cravings during smoking cessation. More than 110 studies involving approximately 40,000 smokers have demonstrated the safety of NRT even in populations with specific health conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lung disease, and existing heart disease. (4)

About the Commit Lozenge

Commit is approved by the FDA to help control tough cravings associated with quitting smoking. (5) Commit has a groundbreaking dosage selector based on how soon a smoker smokes his first cigarette in the morning, so he can choose the strength that's right for him. The Commit lozenge helps people stop smoking by providing low, safe doses of NRT to ease withdrawal from cigarettes. Commit comes in different strengths -- 2 mg or 4 mg -- to be used depending on how soon a smoker has his first cigarette in the morning. The 2 mg dosage is for smokers who usually have their first cigarette more than thirty minutes after waking up. The 4 mg dosage is for smokers who usually have their first cigarette within thirty minutes of waking up.

About GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare is one of the world's largest over-the-counter consumer healthcare products companies. GSK offers the widest range of proven NRT products available, products which can significantly improve a smoker's chance of quitting successfully and have helped millions of people quit smoking. In addition, GSK offers several resources and support services designed specifically to help smokers and non-smokers understand and address the tw
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