Is Quitting “Fashionable”?

This article outlines some basic facts surrounding smoking and what the nicotine industry is like today.

Cruella de Vil from The Hundred and One Dalmatians was a smoker. She did not help it look glamorous.

Long ago, smoking was marketed as being fashionable. Today, it is illegal to market such an unhealthy product in a positive light. In the past, the top ad men were paid top dollar to come up with the next golden ads for cigarettes. While those ads were eventually halted as a result of consumer groups pressuring the government to intervene, the ‘cool guys’ in movies still smoked; but now, even smoking in films is regulated.

Effectiveness of Medications for Quitting Smoking

Breaking a cigarette with tobacco spilling out

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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