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Chantix Linked to Higher Quit Rates in Certain Smokers: Study

"The main contribution of this study is that it demonstrates that for patients who are not ready to quit right away, the use of Chantix could be helpful in getting them to cut down, and then, eventually, to making a quit attempt," said Dr. Michael Siegel
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 18, 2015 11:53

Use of stop-smoking medications in the United States before and after the introduction of varenicline

The demographic profile of varenicline users is similar to the profile of those who use other stop-smoking medications and different from the profile of those who attempt to quit without any medication.
added Feb 18, 2015 11:49

Effect of Varenicline on Smoking Cessation Through Smoking Reduction A Randomized Clinical Trial [FREE FULL TEXT]

Among cigarette smokers not willing or able to quit within the next month but willing to reduce cigarette consumption and make a quit attempt at 3 months, use of varenicline for 24 weeks compared with placebo significantly increased smoking cessation rate
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
added Feb 17, 2015 11:56

Pills Found to Help Chances of Quitting Smoking in the Future

study published in JAMA on Tuesday, researchers found that even for patients who wanted to stop smoking eventually, the pills were effective, opening the way to a much larger population of patients whom doctors could potentially treat.
New York Times
added Feb 17, 2015 11:54

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

[China, USA] Dr. Frank Bures: Does Europe have a smoking-cessation secret?

The stumbling block to many people wanting to quit now is the cost of what’s available. Cytisine would make it affordable almost everywhere. Perhaps some highly motivated politico can become the standard bearer for getting it approved on a fast track, es
Winona (MN) Daily News
added Jan 18, 2015 12:13

Varenicline as a Cause of Suicidal Outcomes

there is consistent evidence that varenicline either does not cause increased suicide outcomes, or if it does, the effect is very small. Warnings to consumers and clinicians should reflect, not just the results of post-marketing studies, but the results o
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 16, 2015 10:25
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Response to Transdermal Selegiline Smoking Cessation Therapy and Markers in the 15q24 Chromosomal Region

Variants in genes encoding cholinergic receptors affect abstinence, craving and mood in selegiline-treated smokers. Selegiline primarily affects dopamine levels in the brain, but cholinergic input affects nicotine-induced dopaminergic activity. These mark
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 16, 2015 10:23

SIEGEL: Why are Anti-Smoking Groups Recommending a Smoking Cessation Drug That Has Been Linked to Hundreds of Sudden Deaths?

if e-cigarettes were linked - by anecdotal reports - to sudden deaths, even without definitive evidence of a clear causal connection, anti-smoking groups would not be recommending the use of this smoking cessation device. But under precisely the same cond
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Jan 14, 2015 10:20
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[UK] Smokers’ metabolism of nicotine could point to the best way to quit

The speed at which smokers metabolise nicotine may suggest the most effective smoking cessation method — either varenicline (Champix, manufactured by Pfizer) or the nicotine patch, according to a study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine[1] on 1
Pharmaceutical Journal (uk)
added Jan 13, 2015 14:42
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