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

July 9, 2014 6:13 PM

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

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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