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Smoking in Cancer Care (PDQ®)

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Last Modified: 05/08/2013

Changes to This Summary (05/08/2013)

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Pharmacological Treatment

Added text about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration safety review update of varenicline and risk of cardiovascular adverse events (cited U.S. Food and Drug Administration as reference 17).

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