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Why Quitting Smoking is Hard

by Dr Antonio Howell, MD

in quit smoking

Many people know that smoking is not good for the body, but still they keep smoking. Smokers would say that smoking can relieve stress, depression or anxiety but it is the other way around. Smoking can make your life more miserable, why? The answer is simple: You will waste your money on buying cigarettes and […]

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Chantix is Safe For Your Heart

by Dr Antonio Howell, MD

in quit smoking

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about fifty percent of chronic smokers will sooner or later die because of their habit. However, the good news is, approximately 70% of them want to quit. And using an effective treatment can increase the chance of kicking the habit for good by 2 to 3 […]

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My Personal Chantix Story

by Dr. Antonio Howell, MD

in Blog, quit smoking, varenicline

Have you heard about the quit smoking pill CHANTIX┬« (varenicline)? I remember when I first heard about the pill in the fall of 2006. I was a surgery resident in St Louis and a friend, who was a Family Practice physician, told me about CHANTIX (varenicline) a Pfizer pill to help people quit smoking. I […]

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May 11 2006 Chantix (varenicline) was approved by FDA. The promise of the drug was simple take this pill and you can quit smoking. A very unique and appealing proposition that sent shock waves through the medical community. Why? Because every doctor knows that smoking is the number one cause of preventable death. And quitting […]

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Chantix Quit Smoking Study

by Dr. Antonio Howell, MD

in Blog, quit smoking

The effectiveness of Chantix in smoking cessation was demonstrated in six clinical trials, which included a total of 3659 chronic cigarette smokers who were treated with varenicline. Five of the six studies were randomized, controlled clinical trials in which Chantix was shown to be superior to placebo in helping people quit smoking. These smokers had […]

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