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

by Tanya Thomas on  October 2, 2011 at 8:45 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
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
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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.

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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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