Progesterone as a Treatment for Smoking Cessation

Most, but not all, studies have found that women smokers have lower quit rates and respond less robustly to nicotine. Hormonal differences might explain this (CNS Drugs 32:421). Most lab and clinical studies have found that progesterone decrease cigarette craving, blunts positive effects of tobacco, and improves cognitive functioning and stress during withdrawal. For example, […]

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