New Drug Helps Smokers Quit

A new anti-smoking drug is getting support on their claim to help people kick the habit.

Varenicline is a drug that its makers say can help people quit by targeting the area of the brain that is affected by nicotine.

The pill works by stimulating the brain to release dopamine to ease cravings then blocks the effects of nicotine if the smoker lights up again.

Studies that included information on nearly 5 thousand smokers found the drug increased the odds of quitting by 300-percent for a year or longer compared to placebos.


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