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J R Soc Med. 1984 August; 77(8): 648–651.
PMCID: PMC1440107

Use of beta-blocking agents with group therapy in a smoking withdrawal clinic.


A controlled trial was carried out into the relative efficacy of two beta-blocking agents (oxprenolol and metoprolol) as adjuncts to group therapy in a smoking withdrawal clinic. There was no evidence to indicate that these were of specific value in assisting smoking withdrawal.

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