Varenicline effective for improving vaping cessation rate in adults

Clinical Question

Is varenicline effective for increasing the vaping cessation rate in adults who use electronic cigarettes?

Bottom line

Adults who want to quit using electronic cigarettes are more likely to achieve prolonged abstinence with the combination of varenicline and counseling than with counseling alone. This study evaluated the standard dosing titration schedule of varenicline. 1b

Study design: Randomized controlled trial (double-blinded)

Funding: Industry

Setting: Outpatient (any)

Reviewer

David C. Slawson, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Family Medicine for Education and Scholarship
Atrium Health
Professor of Family Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill
Charlotte, NC


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Anonymous

POSSIBLE benefit

The "clinic effect" could easily explain these results. Seeing patients repeatedly in clinic strengthens the resolve to quit.

Anonymous

VARENCLINEINE TREATMENT FOR VAPING

GOOD TO KNOW

ARUP KUMAR DHARA

Impact assessment

Excellent