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[Australia] Mum lobbies for anti-smoking drug warning

A Gold Coast mother whose son took his own life while taking the anti-smoking pills Champix is lobbying the federal government to put warning labels on the drug. Timothy Oldham died in 2013, eight days after he started taking the medication. His mother
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Sep 20, 2015 21:10
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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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[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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[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
Washington Post
added May 18, 2015 10:58
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[USA] AUDIO: Americans could soon benefit from a lung cancer vaccine developed in Cuba

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in partnership with Cuba’s Center for Molecular Immunology, will test out a much-needed lung cancer vaccine called Cimavax, developed in Cuba. Now that relations between US and Cuba are improving, the US wants to see if it
Public Radio International (PRI)
added May 13, 2015 11:58
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[Australia] MacKENZIE/ROGERS: GP guide is wrong: patches and meds no better than cold turkey quitting

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)...published Supporting smoking cessation: a guide for health professionals in 2011...This preoccupation with pharmaceutically assisted quitting ignores or dismisses the value of unassisted quitting
The Conversation (au)
added May 5, 2015 13:31
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Use of varenicline in smokeless tobacco cessation: a systematic review and meta-analysis

This pooled analysis suggests that varenicline is effective in achieving a seven-day point prevalence of smokeless tobacco abstinence at 12 weeks but showed that this effect was not sustained at 26 weeks.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 7, 2015 00:17
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[UK] Blood test may tell you the 'best' way to quit smoking

The test measures how quickly the body metabolises nicotine “A blood test could help people choose a stop-smoking strategy that would give them the best chance of quitting,” BBC News reports. The test measures how quickly an individual breaks down nicoti
National Health Service (NHS) (uk)
added Jan 12, 2015 22:22
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'Metabolizer Test' Might Someday Take Guesswork Out of Quitting Smoking

slower metabolizers seeking to kick the habit will probably have a better treatment experience with the aid of a nicotine patch than the quit-smoking drug varenicline (Chantix). The finding is based on the tracking of more than 1,200 smokers undergoing s
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 12, 2015 13:49
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