Effectiveness of Medications for Quitting Smoking

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Zyban for Quitting Smoking

Zyban (Bupropion) is an antidepressant, available as a prescription medicine, that was found helpful for people who wish to quit smoking and it is marketed as one of smoking cessation aids ever since the FDA approved it in 1997. Researchers are not quite sure how does Zyban exactly help people leave cigarettes, but some theorize that it would help balance levels of serotonin, norepinephrine and neurotransmitters dopamine in the brain, thus making the symptoms of withdrawal and the craving for cigarettes less severe.

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