ROBERT W. JOHNSON, M.D.; DANIEL LEVINE, M.D.
To the editor: Dr. Blum (1) noted in his editorial that the Drug Abuse Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration "did not challenge the accepted central role of nicotine in the dependence-producing process." He then suggested, "If smoking were primarily a nicotine addiction, cigarette manufacturers would be foolish to spend enormous amounts of money on advertising . . . to aim at an already 'hooked' population." We agree that "nicotine gum . . . is by no means a panacea" (1). However, the statement made by Dr. Blum may be misleading to physicians concerned about the role of
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JOHNSON RW, LEVINE D. Nicotine Chewing Gum. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:566. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-4-566_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(4):566.
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