CDC: New Web Content to Help People Use Quit-Smoking Medicines

CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) has just launched new web content related to smoking cessation medicines.  The new pages help people who want to quit smoking to:

  1. select a quit-smoking medicine, and
  2. learn how to use the 7 FDA-approved medicines to increase their likelihood of quitting for good.

These pages can be accessed via the Learn About Quit-Smoking Medicines web page.

The new content helps website visitors understand more about the 7 FDA-approved medicines (pros, cons, and potential side effects).  It also has examples of how their past experiences or preferences might suggest specific medicine choices that could help them quit smoking for good.  Detailed critical information on how to use the medicines successfully is included in the web content.

An additional page focusing on 7 Common Withdrawal Symptoms and how they can be managed was released as well.

The new content is based on findings from Smoking Cessation:  A Report of the Surgeon General (Chapter 6) and FDA material on individual FDA-approved quit-smoking medicines.

Please share these new cessation resources with your networks and with others:

Which Medicine is Right for You

How to Use Quit Smoking Medicines

7 Common Withdrawal Symptoms

These pages are an important addition to the Tips From Former Smokers website, and we believe that many people who visit the site will benefit from this additional information about cessation medicines.

Quitting smoking is one of the most important actions people can take to improve their health.  This is true regardless of their age or how long they have been smoking.  Let’s get more people on the path to quitting smoking for good.

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