“Cytisine”… Drug That Helps With Smoking Quit 

A recent study showed that using pills that reduce nicotine cravings can play a major role in smoking cessation. 

While many smokers are now turning to products that claim to provide nicotine safer than tobacco, such as e-cigarettes, patches and chewing gum. Doctors have looked at the evidence for a drug called Cytisine. A natural component of the seeds of the laburnum tree. That helps smokers kick the habit.

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According to medical professionals, individuals who desire to quit smoking have a higher chance of success by utilizing pills that diminish nicotine cravings. Moreover, they emphasize the significant role that medication plays in aiding individuals to overcome this habit.

Quitting smoking

Quitting smoking remains one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. But it consistently ranks as one of the most difficult to stick to. Largely due to the addictive nature of nicotine.

The Guardian newspaper says that this drug has used in eastern and central European countries for decades. But it is not available in most countries, including the United States. 

The recently approved drug has obtained regulatory approval in the United Kingdom and is set to be released for public sale later this month.

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Researchers in Argentina analyzed 12 trials that compared the success rates of smokers who tried to quit smoking while taking Cytisine, Cibo, another smoking cessation drug called varenicline. Or nicotine replacement therapies such as patches and gum.

Cytisine

In the study published in the journal “Addiction,” the researchers found that Cytisine tablets were twice as effective as other treatments in helping people quit smoking. While some experiments indicated that the drug was similar to varenicline and perhaps more effective than nicotine replacement therapy. 

The results of this study follow a large study conducted by the University of Oxford in September. Which concluded that e-cigarette treatments. Varenicline and Cytisine were effective in helping about 14 smokers in 100 to quit smoking for at least six months. 

According to this study, a mere six out of every 100 smokers managed to quit smoking for an extended period without employing any smoking cessation techniques.

The tobacco epidemic is one of the largest public health threats the world has ever faced. Killing more than 8 million people annually worldwide. More than 8 million of these deaths caused by direct tobacco use. While about 1.3 million deaths occur as a result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. According to a World Health Organization  report published at the end of last July.

About 80 percent of the world’s 1.3 billion tobacco users live in low- and middle-income countries. 


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