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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

'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

[Virginia] Vaccination for nicotine addiction being developed

Virginia Tech Professor Mike Zhang is working on a vaccine that could help smokers conquer their nicotine addiction, making many smoking-related diseases and deaths relics of the 21st century. He was recently awarded $2.4 million by the …more
Medical Xpress (
added Oct 24, 2014 13:55

Up in Smoke? Consumer Groups Want Tougher Warnings for Pfizer’s Chantix - Pharmalot

In their petition, the groups cite fresh analyses of studies and side effect reports to argue the pill causes distinct psychiatric side effects – suicidal ideation and behavior, aggression and violence, psychosis, and depression – which should be more cl
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Oct 11, 2014 23:19

Health Highlights: Sept. 24, 2014

* New Chantix Label Suggests Low Risk of Suicidal Behavior * Replace FDA Commissioner: Anti-Addiction Groups / the letter signed by groups including Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 24, 2014 18:07

New trial ordered for soldier who says anti-smoking drug drove him to kill

nation’s highest military appeals court on Wednesday ordered a new trial for a soldier who killed a Fresno, Calif., native in a sudden rage allegedly induced by the anti-smoking drug Chantix.
McClatchy Newspapers
added Aug 27, 2014 21:37

Army judges hear convicted killer's anti-smoking drug defense

The 2008 homicide of Rick Bulmer riveted the nation’s top military appeals court Tuesday, as judges weighed the killer’s claims that he’d snapped under the influence of a potent anti-smoking drug called Chantix.
McClatchy Newspapers
added May 15, 2014 13:18

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

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

Study Sees No Suicide Risk From Stop-Smoking Drugs

"Given the concerns and accompanying safety warnings for these drugs these findings are reassuring for users and prescribers of smoking cessation medicines," study co-lead author Dr. Kyla Thomas, of the University of Bristol, said in a university news re
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 16, 2013 08:39
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