Antismoking drug still recommended to Canadians despite side effects and US advisory

Collier, Roger
February 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/17/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 4, p381
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the recommendation of antismoking drug to Canadian users despite its side effect and health advisory in the U.S. It says that the U.S. prompted a ban on the smoking-cessation drug varenicline after several complaints of side effects including nausea and abnormal dreams. However, Health Canada spokesperson Paul Duchesne states that the benefits associated with smoking cessation therapy continue to outweigh the overall risks.


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