"Legislation that strips cigarette packaging of all brand-specific design may boost the number of smokers who want to try quitting, a new Australian survey reveals.
Researchers polled more than 5,000 Australian adults between 2012 and 2013. During that time, an Australian law was implemented requiring that all tobacco packaging be standardized and carry large graphic images warning of the dangers of cigarettes."
Read the article above to see more about how cigarette packaging could be used as a quit-smoking tool and why it may work.
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"The FDA has changed the labeling on the quit-smoking drug Chantix to reflect concerns that it may lower your tolerance to alcohol and is linked to a rare risk of seizures.
"Until patients know how Chantix affects their ability to tolerate alcohol, they should decrease the amount of alcohol they drink. Patients who have a seizure while taking Chantix should stop the medicine and seek medical attention immediately," the FDA warns in a news release.
The new labeling is based on information submitted by Chantix maker Pfizer and on cases in the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System database.
The Warnings and Precautions section of the label has also been updated to include information about several studies that looked into the risk for certain side effects on mood, behavior, or thinking that happened with Chantix."
Read the article above for more information.
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Great advice resecastillo_favio! It is so nice to hear that you have found support in the Community, and thank you for coming back to share what you have learned with others here! Hope to see you here again soon View Thread
While I don't have any personal experience with Chantix, you may find this information helpful.It discusses how it works and how well, as well as side effects to be aware of, and what to think about before you start using it. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
Don't give up! Quitting smoking is certainly a difficult thing to do, and just because you've had a relapse doesn't mean it will never happen. What methods have you tried so far? You might find it helpful to take a look at these 13 best quit-smoking tips . Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
How are you doing today? I hope that you are feeling better, and that the antibiotics are working!
Quitting smoking is certainly no easy feat, and there is no one way that works for everyone. This guide to quitting has some good tips to help you quit -- and it breaks it down nicely into what you should do first, how to avoid smoking in the future, and what you can expect to feel when you quit. You may also want to take a look at these 13 best quit-smoking tips -- everything from knowing exactly why you want to quit to managing stress.