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January 20, 1999

Art and Psychosis

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Margaret A.Winker, MDIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorsIndividualAuthor


Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

JAMA. 1999;281(3):233. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-3-jbk0120

To the Editor: An estimated 6.9 million people in the United States use smokeless tobacco, such as chewing tobacco or snuff. The health risks associated with smokeless tobacco use include increased rates of oropharyngeal cancer and increased subsequent cigarette smoking.1 Despite the widespread use of smokeless tobacco, relatively few data have appeared in the literature regarding treatment of addiction to it.2,3 We describe a case of successful treatment of smokeless tobacco use with an approach that combined pharmacotherapy and behavior modification.

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