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Women’s Heart Health
Smoking Cessation in the Female Patient
Galic V, Martino M
Female Patient. 2010;35(3):28-31

Common Clinical Scenario: A 22-year-old woman presented for her annual exam. She had been smoking 15 cigarettes per day and was interested in quitting. Since she was healthy and not planning a pregnancy, she was started on varenicline and quit smoking 1 week later. She was initially seen weekly for brief counseling support sessions and to monitor for behavioral changes. She was continued on varenicline for 6 months and remained abstinent 1 year later.


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