Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3831
Title: The use of Buproprion for smoking cessation in rural NSW
Contributor(s): Wong, Bo S (author); Fraser, John  (author)
Publication Date: 2004
DOI: 10.1111/j.1038-5282.2004.00554.x
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3831
Abstract: Smoking is a major cause of Australian deaths. After a quit attempt, 5-10% of smokers maintain abstinence. Brief advice or nicotine-replacement therapy behavioural support can increase success by a further 2-8%. Bupropion assists smoking cessation. Its use with behavioural therapy improves abstinence by 10-14% compared to placebo. We aimed to estimate the point-prevalence rate of abstinence for rural patients prescribed bupropion. Behavioural support is limited in rural areas. In 2001, slow-released bupropion (Zyban SR: Glaxo Smith Kline; Boronia, Victoria) was added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme coinciding with more smokers requesting therapy.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Rural Health, 12(1), p. 38-39
Publisher: Wiley Interscience for the National Rural Health Alliance
Place of Publication: Bognor Regis, UK
ISSN: 1440-1584
Field of Research (FOR): 111502 Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
111708 Health and Community Services
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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