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  • Chemical Soup: Zyban and Wellbutrin

    By Scott on May 27, 2013
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    Want to hear an interesting story? How did Zyban come to be a stop smoking medication? Zyban or Wellbutrin is an anti-depressant but not an SSRI and is chemically unrelated to every other antidepressant medication; researchers are still not sure how it works.
  • Nicotine Inhalers: Just A Bad Idea

    By Scott on May 4, 2013
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    I honestly don't hear from many people that say they use or have used the nicotine inhaler. The ones that do talk about the terrible taste and irritation of the throat. This has to be one of the worst ideas I have seen! Here you go, try to stop a hand to mouth habit by reinforcing it. Clearly the intent is for the individual to continue using the product indefinitely.
  • DON’T GO THROUGH A ROUGH PATCH: Why Nicotine Patches Aren’t Worth Your Health

    By Scott on April 29, 2013
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    As far as the nicotine patch goes, the most common complaints I hear are skin irritation, headache and pain radiating from the area. This product employs the theory of harm reduction. No different than the methadone program. Methadone still kills you, just not as fast as heroin does.
  • Nicotine Patches, Gums Won’t Help Smokers Quit Long-Term: Study

    By Scott on April 11, 2013
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    Nicotine patches and nicotine gum—the popular mainstays of so-called "nicotine replacement therapy"—don't help many smokers kick the habit and remain cigarette-free over the long haul, new research suggests.