E-cigarette NRT Outlook Heated By Combining With Counseling, Nicotine-Tapering Strategy
Results of three-year study conducted at 17 Canadian sites suggest that e-cigarettes use combined with counseling significantly increased abstinence from smoking cigarettes compared to receiving counseling alone.
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