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Varenicline as a smoking cessation aid in a Greek population: a subanalysis of an observational study 

Jump to full article: Tobacco Induced Diseases (de), 2012-02-02

Intro:

Background

Greece has the highest proportion of smokers in the European Union with 42% of Greeks admitting that they smoke, based on a 2009 survey. This post-hoc analysis of a prospective, observational study evaluated the effectiveness and safety profile of the smoking cessation aid varenicline, as well as potential predictors of quit success in a Greek population. . . .

Conclusions

In this 'real-world' observational study, 70.4% of Greek smokers successfully quit smoking after 12 weeks of varenicline therapy, providing support that varenicline is an effective smoking cessation medication. Further studies with longer follow-up are warranted.

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