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The 4 Best Ways Proven to Help Smokers Quit

Your chances of success increase if you use medications, experts find. Three medications are licensed for use for smoking cessation in the U.S. Alone, any of them beats placebos for effectiveness, says Time magazine. Here’s a breakdown of the four appro
Yahoo! Finance
added Apr 13, 2014 11:15

Will Pfizer's Stop-Smoking Drug Hurt Big Tobacco?

completed its first clinical test of varenicline, the company's smoking-cessation product, on patients who were unable or unwilling to abruptly quit smoking within a month. Results were good for Pfizer, and the drug met its primary and secondary endpoint
Motley Fool
added Jan 31, 2014 00:02

CHANTIX®/CHAMPIX® (varenicline) Demonstrates Smoking- Cessation Efficacy In Smokers Unwilling or Unable To Quit Abruptly

This is the first study of varenicline using the approach of reducing smoking prior to quitting. Smokers in this study were unwilling or unable to abruptly quit smoking within four weeks, but were willing to reduce smoking over a period of 12 weeks, with
added Jan 23, 2014 16:20

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins

This week's topics include cigarette smoking stats ... 6:00 JAMA issue on smoking 7:01 Varenicline and combination most helped 8:01 Cites anniversary of first surgeon general's report 9:01 Smoking rates remain at one in five 10:20 End
MedPage Today
added Jan 11, 2014 12:59

Drugs to Stop Smoking Better Given Together?

Action Points * Note that this randomized trial demonstrated that the addition of bupropion to varenicline did not substantially increase long-term quit rates among cigarette smokers. * Be aware that the study suffered from a high dropout rate.
MedPage Today
added Jan 8, 2014 07:14

Drug Duo Might Help Smokers Quit Better Than Single Med

might be better than one when it comes to helping hardcore smokers quit, at least in the short term, a new study suggests. The drugs -- varenicline (sold under the brand name Chantix) and bupropion (Wellbutrin) -- taken together increase the rates of qui
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 7, 2014 21:56

Chantix Helped People With Mental Illness Quit Smoking Longer in Study

Extended treatment combined with talk therapy might be most effective, researcher says
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 7, 2014 21:56

Smoking cessation maintained with varenicline plus CBT

Patients with serious mental illness who quit smoking with a standard 12-week course of varenicline and cognitive-behavioral therapy are three times more likely to maintain that abstinence if they take a maintenance dose of the drug than if they disconti
Clinical Psychiatry News
added Jan 7, 2014 21:51

Combination Varenicline and Bupropion SR for Tobacco-Dependence Treatment in Cigarette Smokers

combined use of varenicline and bupropion, compared with varenicline alone, increased prolonged abstinence but not 7-day point prevalence at 12 and 26 weeks. Neither outcome was significantly different at 52 weeks. Further research is required to determin
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
added Jan 7, 2014 20:17
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Maintenance Treatment With Varenicline for Smoking Cessation in Patients With Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial ($$)

maintenance pharmacotherapy with varenicline and cognitive behavioral therapy improved prolonged tobacco abstinence rates compared with cognitive behavioral therapy alone after 1 year of treatment and at 6 months after treatment discontinuation.
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
added Jan 7, 2014 20:15
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