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The Cochrane Reviews included in this month's issue focus on a wide range of interesting topics from recent publications. Our main review this month is ‘Different doses, durations and modes of delivery of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation’. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) aims to replace nicotine from cigarettes, to help with quitting smoking. It works by reducing the intensity of craving and withdrawal symptoms. Although there is clear evidence that NRT used after smoking cessation is effective, it is unclear whether higher doses, longer treatment, or even using NRT before cessation add to its effectiveness. Authors from the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group compared evidence from different interventions to determine the effectiveness and safety of different forms, deliveries, doses, durations and schedules of NRT for achieving long-term smoking cessation.