Online 'Penny Pill' Can Triple Your ‘Quit Smoking’ Chances

by Tanya Thomas on  October 2, 2011 at 8:45 PM General Health News
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A new study has found that a nicotine substitute that can be bought online for just 12p can more than triple a smoker's chances of quitting for at least a year.
 Online 'Penny Pill' Can Triple Your ‘Quit Smoking’ Chances
Online 'Penny Pill' Can Triple Your ‘Quit Smoking’ Chances

Tabex, which contains the active ingredient cytisine, is obtained from laburnum seeds and experts believe it is as effective as conventional stop-smoking treatments, Sky News reported.

The trial, involving 740 patients, found that people who wanted to stop smoking were 3.4 times more likely to succeed with Tabex than with a "dummy" placebo tablet.

Participants took between two and six pills per day for 25 days. After treatment, 8.4 percent of those given Tabex were able to avoid smoking for a year compared with 2.4percent of the placebo group.

Source: ANI

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