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UCL in the News: NHS to prescribe pill that eases smokers' cravings

31 May 2007

A prescription-only pill with a high success rate in helping people to quit smoking is to become available on the NHS after a decision yesterday by the government's drugs watchdog.

Professor Robert West [UCL Epidemiology & Public Health] said: "This guidance gives smokers who are serious about stopping another choice from a good range of clinically proven treatments. Smokers who combine treatments with the right support … could significantly increase their odds of successfully quitting for life." …

John Carvel, 'The Guardian'