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Anti-smoking drugs considered safe for people wanting to quit smoking


Anti-smoking drugs considered safe for people wanting to quit smoking

New Delhi, Sept 7 (ANI): If you are planning to quit smoking, then this is something you should know. A new study has revealed that a highly effective 'anti-smoking' drug doesn't increase the risks of heart attack and depression as previously thought.

The University of Edinburgh researchers say doctors can prescribe varenicline, also known as Champix or ChantixTM, more widely to help people stop smoking. This latest research, which has for the first time simultaneously studied these potential side effects, supports recent studies that failed to find any evidence that varenicline has a negative effect on mental health.

It also shows that taking the drug does not raise a person's risk of heart disease. Researchers found that people taking either varenicline or buproprion were no more likely to suffer a heart attack than those using nicotine replacement therapy.

They continued that smokers typically lose three months of life expectancy for every year of continued smoking, adding that the

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