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Letter to the Editor

Varenicline Treatment for Smokers With Schizophrenia: A Case Series

A. Eden Evins, MD, MPH, and Donald C. Goff, MD

Published: June 30, 2008

Article Abstract

Letter to the Editor

Sir: Schizophrenia is associated with increased prevalenceof smoking, heavy smoking, and smoking-related morbidity andmortality. Standard nicotine dependence treatments have beenassociated with modest efficacy in patients with schizophreniaand high rates of relapse to smoking upon their discontinuation.Varenicline was approved for nicotine dependencetreatment in 2006.

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