By the way, doctor: Can I get a pill to help me quit smoking?

Published: March, 2008

Q. Is there a prescription medication to help me stop smoking? My doctor says no.

A. I hope you misunderstood your doctor, because there are prescription medications that can help you stop smoking. But none are guaranteed to work, and they're most effective when taken as part of a broader program, such as a support group for people trying to quit.

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