An old remedial Eastern European drug might help smokers to quit

December 18, 2014 3:50 AM

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Researchers have reported that an old compound called cystine, used by Eastern Europeans in order to quit smoking since the 1960s works even more effectively than a nicotine replacement therapy in a quit test.

A research survey was done in this regard. 1,310 smokers participated in this research. Scientists randomly prescribed cystine tablets or nicotine patches, gums or lozenges to these smokers. After about a month, almost 40 % of the smokers on cystine tablets had quit whereas those smokers who were on...

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