Smoking Cessation Drug May Not Be Responsible for Suicidal Behavior

November 2009
Pulmonary Reviews;Nov2009, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p25
The article discusses a research on the possible association of smoking cessation drugs with depression and suicidal behavior. It references a study by David Gunnell and colleagues, published in the October 2009 issue of "BMJ" journal. The researchers used the British General Practice Research Database (GPRD) diagnostic codes for the study. The researchers found a very weak evidence of an increased risk of self harm in relation to both varenicline, bupropion, compared with nicotine replacement therapy.


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