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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet]. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2003-. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD005990

  • This Cochrane review has been classified "stable" by the Cochrane Collaboration. The review is regarded as up-to-date, because there is unlikely to be new evidence that could change this review's conclusions.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet].

Does Nicobrevin help people to stop smoking

This version published: 2013; Review content assessed as up-to-date: January 30, 2013.

Link to full article: [Cochrane Library]

Plain language summary

Nicobrevin is a proprietary product containing quinine, menthyl valerate, camphor and eucalyptus oil marketed as an aid to smoking cessation. No randomised trials with long‐term follow‐up of smoking status were identified, so there was no evidence to assess efficacy.

Abstract

Background: Nicobrevin is a proprietary product marketed as an aid to smoking cessation. It contains quinine, menthyl valerate, camphor and eucalyptus oil.

Objectives: The objective of this review was to assess the effects of Nicobrevin on long‐term smoking cessation

Search methods: We searched the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group trials register. Most recent search was January 2009.

Selection criteria: Randomized trials comparing Nicobrevin to placebo or an alternative therapeutic control, which reported smoking cessation with at least six months follow up.

Data collection and analysis: Data were sought on the outcome, method of randomisation, and completeness of follow up.

Main results: We identified no trials meeting the full inclusion criteria including long‐term follow‐up.

Authors' conclusions: There is no evidence available from long‐term trials that Nicobrevin can aid smoking cessation.

Editorial Group: Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group.

Publication status: Stable (no update expected for reasons given in 'What's new').

Citation: Stead LF, Lancaster T. Nicobrevin for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD005990. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005990. Link to Cochrane Library. [PubMed: 16625649]

Copyright © 2013 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

PMID: 16625649

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