Drug Given To Smokers Could Help Them Gradually Quit
A study found that smokers taking the drug varenicline might be more likely to quit for good. Pfizer makes the drug and funded the study.By Madison Burke | February 18, 2015
Hoping to kick the habit down the road? A new study suggests getting on medication now might help.
The study in Journal of the American Medical Association found those who use the drug varenicline, or Chantix, for an extended amount of time before they quit smoking have a higher chance of quitting for good than those who quit without taking the drug.
This is significant because most doctors currently only prescribe varenicline for people who are serious enough about quitting to set a quit date. But, it makes sense when you think about it. (Video Via CNN)