Champix – The New Anti Smoking “Wonder Pill”

Every few years, it seems there is a new stop smoke aid on the market that touts itself as the new wonder drug: like it magically kills any and all desire to smoke. So far Zyban has been the most effective pill, touting a 30% success rate. Personally, I think these numbers are false, but I know that it did help me briefly a few years back.

However, there seems to be a new pill making the rounds. It’s chemical name is “varenicline tartrate”, but it is marketed by Pfizer as Champix. It’s touting a 44% success rate in one review, but a 20% in another. So claims of success are rather dubious claim. The pill was tested on 400 smokers, most of whom smoked at least a pack a day for 20 years. The numbers
I could say that my own “Postive Procrastination” method has a 100% success rate, and it’s free. Then again, that’s me.

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