Addiction

Quitting smoking: Licensed medications are effective

Nicotine replacement therapy and other licensed drugs can help people quit smoking, according to a new systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. The study, which is an overview of previous Cochrane reviews, supports ...

Addiction

Many options available to help smokers kick the habit

Smokers who have tried to quit and failed may be tempted to just give up, particularly if they hear statistics like the fact that most quit attempts will be unsuccessful. But smokers today have many options to help them quit, ...

Medications

Benefits of Varenicline (Chantix) may balance certain risks

(Medical Xpress) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the smoking cessation medication varenicline (Chantix) as an effective aide in helping people quit smoking, including those with cardiovascular ...

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