Researchers Warn of Hazards of Smoking and Need for Wider Use of Varenicline to Quit

Newswise imageMore than 35 million Americans are trying to quit smoking. Experts reassure clinicians and their patients that varenicline, whose brand name is Chantix, is a safe and effective way to achieve smoking cessation and that failure to use this drug has caused preventable heart attacks and deaths from cardiovascular disease. Just a few months ago, the FDA removed the black box warning from varenicline.

from Newswise Feature Channel: Addiction http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/671819/?sc=c125

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