New medicine available next month to help stop smoking!

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Aldo
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   Posted 7/18/2006 1:36 AM (GMT -6)   

I saw a rheumatologist today. He told me that he had got people off of narcotics and alcohol, but had had little luck in getting people to stop smoking. He said that the nicotine receptors in the brain were the very strongest. Stronger that the receptors for the strongest narcotics.

He wants me to try it. He didn't mention the name of this new drug, but I think this is it:

A new stop-smoking drug appears to work better than drugs currently on the market, but it's likely that no pill will ever be 100 per cent effective, scientists say.

Three studies published this week suggest that varenicline, a new smoking cessation drug developed by Pfizer, is more effective in the short term than Zyban, manufactured by rival GlaxoSmithKline.

However, an editorial accompanying the studies cautions that varenicline is no miracle drug and most people who took it during the studies did not stop smoking.

Pfizer funded all three of the studies, published in Wednesday's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Varenicline stimulates nicotine receptors enough to release dopamine in the brain, reducing the craving for cigarettes and the withdrawal effects, but not so much that it is itself addictive


dizzyintx
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   Posted 7/18/2006 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah   yeah yeah Anything that helps!

els
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   Posted 7/18/2006 3:53 AM (GMT -6)   

Thats great news...I hope it does help people to stop smoking.  I'm going to try to kick it all on my own starting today.  Wish me luck...


 


SarahP
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   Posted 7/18/2006 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
BEST OF LUCK ELISHA!!!!!! I'm still working on it, not getting far.. sigh
Sarah
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Aldo
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   Posted 7/18/2006 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck! :)

els
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   Posted 7/20/2006 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Well...I havent done so good.  I had every intention of quitting but I feel too much is going on right now to do it.  Stupid reason I know and everytime I light one I am hurting myself more...fustrating!


 

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