Medication Helps Smokers Quit

Stop SmokingFormer smokers can attest to the fact that it takes several attempts to finally quit the nicotine habit. A new study indicates smokers have a better chance of quitting when they use FDA-approved medications, specifically those created to aid smoking cessation. The study, published in the British journal Addiction, looked at the following medications: bupropion, varenicline and nicotine-replacement therapy.

“The results showed that those who used varenicline, bupropion or the nicotine patch had much higher quit success at six months compared to those who tried to quit without using medication,” states a news release for the journal.

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