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J R Soc Med. 1985 August; 78(8): 649–650.
PMCID: PMC1289838

Treatment of cigarette smoking with short-term high-dosage corticotrophin therapy: preliminary communication.


Uncontrolled studies have indicated that the smoker's "life' can be simulated clinically by short-term, high-dosage corticotrophin therapy. Following such treatment, smokers previously prevented by the withdrawal syndrome from giving up smoking were able to do so easily. All 10 patients reported here were still not smoking after seven months.

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