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Table 2 Male former smokers who used medications or switched to ST, and their distribution (%) according to other methods used.

From: Switching to smokeless tobacco as a smoking cessation method: evidence from the 2000 National Health Interview Survey

Method Nicotine Patch (n = 128) Nicotine Gum (n = 42) Bupropion (n = 39) Switched to ST (n = 33)
Stopped all at once 18% 19% 8% 42%
Gradually decreased cigarettes smoked 4 10 3 15
Switched to ST 1 5 0 55*
Pamphlet/book 2 5 0 3
Nicotine patch 70* 19 13 3
Bupropion 4 7 64* 0
Nicotine gum 6 55* 8 6
Clinic/program 2 0 0 0
One-on-one counseling 0 0 3 0
Nicotine inhaler 2 2 0 0
Nicotine nasal spray 0 0 0 0
Any other method 1 5 10 3
  1. * Percentage of subjects using only that method.
  2. n – unweighted survey count.
  3. ST – smokeless tobacco.
  4. Note: Column percentages total over 100% because some subjects used multiple methods.