Study: combination of varenicline and nicotine patch best way to quit smoking

July 9, 2014 6:13 PM

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Varenicline effectively blocks the receptors in the brain that receive nicotine, so that nicotine isn't rewarded with the same pleasure-inducing dopamine release.

But a new study may offer hope for on-again-off-again smokers, as researchers claim to have found the most effective treatment for weaning oneself off the cancer-causing tobacco product.

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