Chantix may help women faster than men

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

According to a study from the Yale School of Medicine, the smoking cessation medication varenicline (brand name Chantix) worked better for women than men in the first year of treatment. A year later, it worked equally well for both genders. The study was led by Sherry McKee, professor of psychiatry, who said, “Studies show that […]

Chantix could be useful for smoking cessation

Monday, March 16th, 2015

According to the Cullen Care Pharmacy in Houston, Texas, the drug varenicline (brand name Chantix) could be useful for smoking cessation, although it needs to be taken with caution. The US Food and Drug Administration has warned against the combination of this medication with alcohol, with some such cases leading to amnesia, aggression and even […]

Smokers have much more success kicking the habit when they get help

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Sean Bruna had smoked for about 10 years when he decided to face his nicotine addiction head-on last September. But Bruna, who started smoking in college, soon found it was much tougher than he had thought to kick his habit, which sometimes was up to a pack of cigarettes a day. He dropped the cigarettes […]

Wearing the nicotine patch before quitting increases success, study says

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Source: LA Times Blogs Smokers who wear a nicotine patch for two weeks before they quit smoking are twice as likely to kick the habit as those who puton the patch on the day they quit, finds a new study, published online in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Smokers, and the physicians who advise them, have always been wary […]