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[California] It won’t solve America’s tobacco epidemic

A heavily advertised smoking-cessation drug that's been on the market since 2006 has no discernible effect on decreasing cigarette use among adults, researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine are reporting. The main effect of varenicline, popula
San Diego (CA) Reader
added Aug 18, 2015 15:02
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New prescription smoking-cessation drug not helping smokers quit

The introduction of a new prescription smoking-cessation aid, varenicline, in 2006 has had no significant impact on the rate at which Americans age 18 and older successfully quit smoking, according to a study led by researchers at University of Californi
News-Medical.net
added Aug 18, 2015 09:46
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Quitting smoking before and after varenicline: a population study based on two representative samples of US smokers

there was no meaningful change in population cessation rate despite a remarkable increase in varenicline use. The population impact of a new therapy is a function of more than efficacy or reach of the therapy.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 18, 2015 04:02
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SIEGEL: Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration Acknowledges that Chantix Causes Suicide But Allows it On Market, While Banning E-Cigarettes with No Known Adverse Effects

Apparently, they would rather that smokers use products with known, serious risks than products that are probably quite safe, but whose risks are not definitively characterized. Unknown risks can't be tolerated, but serious, life-threatening risks are fin
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Jul 24, 2015 20:00
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Smoking cessation drug linked to birth defects when taken during pregnancy

Research has linked Zyban (Bupropion) to an increased risk of life-threatening, congenital, cardiac birth defects in babies born to mothers who took the drug(s) during pregnancy. Zyban is marketed as a prescription smoking cessation drug. The drug is also
PR Newswire
added Jul 8, 2015 16:10
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[Canada] BC smoking cessation program, Pfizer's Champix drug facing questions

Questions are being raised about the research the fired B.C. health workers were involved in, including Christy Clark's highly-touted smoking cessation program and a controversial drug named Champix.
CBC News (ca)
added Jul 4, 2015 17:11
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[Australia] Champix probe: Queensland coroner reopens investigation into anti-smoking drug's possible link to 22yo man's suicide

The Queensland coroner has reopened an investigation into the death of a 22-year-old Brisbane man who committed suicide just days after starting medication to quit smoking. Timothy Oldham left a box of anti-smoking drug Champix next to his suicide tape
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jul 3, 2015 13:56
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[UK] Tobacco harm reduction in people with serious mental illnesses

a strong ethical case exists for the provision of harm reduction advice as one of the options offered to smokers with serious mental illnesses. Such advice, if followed, will reduce the substantial harms that these people will be affected by if they cont
The Lancet (uk)
added Jul 1, 2015 16:27
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'No evidence' linking smoking cessation drug with suicide, road accidents

However, a new study suggests that there is no strong evidence to link the drug with increased risks of suicidal behavior or traffic accidents as previously thought.
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Jun 5, 2015 16:02
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[Bulgaria, USA] Pill that quashes tobacco urge found in plain sight

Stewart is trying to introduce the laburnum-derived drug to the U.S. market. The pill works by interrupting tobacco cravings, much like Pfizer’s top-selling Chantix, but possibly without that drug’s high-profile side effects and at a much lower price. A r
The Washington Post
added May 18, 2015 10:58
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