New treatments and the future

Christina Gratziou

in Smoking Cessation

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199556250
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607327 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library

New treatments and the future

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• New drugs being developed for use in stopping smoking include: • Novel ways of delivering nicotine • Applying existing non-nicotinic centrally acting drugs • Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2A6 inhibitors • Opioid antagonists • Gamma-aminobutyric acid-ergic agents • Nicotine vaccines. • The nicotine vaccines and opioid antagonist rimonabant look the most promising and are in Phase II to III trials.

Chapter.  1767 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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