Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, January 5th, 2003
Using data from 11 previous studies of nicotine replacement products, Swedish researcher Karl Olov Fagerstrom and colleagues calculated an approximate 50% drop in daily cigarette consumption among smokers across all the studies.
The individuals also reduced their exposure to harmful carbon monoxide, a toxic smoking byproduct, by 30%. Blood nicotine concentrations were the same with gum or inhaler and increased by 54% with the patch, when high doses were used. ...
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