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  • Cost-effectiveness of pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation

    This briefing addresses the cost-effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions.

    Analysis shows that when smoking cessation interventions are effective they are invariably also cost-effective; and that this is also the case for pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation, including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), bupropion (Zyban) and varenicline (Champix).

    Indeed, findings from economic analyses from the UK and elsewhere confirm that smoking cessation interventions, including pharmacotherapy, are among the most cost-effective health care interventions available.