Gradual smoking cessation may be possible with nicotine addiction pill

February 17, 2015 7:52 PM

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Gradual smoking cessation may be possible with nicotine addiction pill

A nicotine addiction pill can help smokers quit gradually when they can't go cold turkey, a study finds, suggesting that it may be time to revisit practice guidelines that focus primarily on immediate cessation.

Smokers who took the pill, sold as Chantix in the U.S. and Champix elsewhere, were much more likely to quit after cutting back on cigarettes than smokers who didn’t use the drug, the study found.

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