Integrating transdermal nicotine therapy into nicotine fading treatments: Effects on salivary cotinine levels

Journal Article

Many stop-smoking programs wean smokers off nicotine by using nicotine fading procedures and nicotine replacement products. It has not been clear how best to integrate these 2 weaning methods. This study measured salivary cotinine levels produced by nicotine fading and by subsequent use of 2 strengths of nicotine patches. The results were used to address the question of which strength nicotine patch to give a smoker who had completed a nicotine fading procedure. The study found that after a nicotine fading procedure, nicotine replacement dosing strength could be matched to postfading cotinine levels by using baseline cigarettes per day.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Westman, EC; Tomlin, KF; Shipley, RH

Published Date

  • 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 279 - 283

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0893-164X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/0893-164X.13.4.279