Printer Friendly

Online 'penny pill' triples smokers' chances of quitting.

London, Sept 29 (ANI): 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.

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. (ANI)

Copyright 2011 Asian News International (ANI) - All Rights Reserved.

Provided by an company

COPYRIGHT 2011 SyndiGate Media Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2011 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Asian News International
Date:Sep 29, 2011
Previous Article:MJ's sobbing kids watched as doc tried to revive dad, says security chief.
Next Article:Warnie finds Hurley 'amazing and very sexy' in 'Gossip Girl'.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters