Medical News Today: Common anti-smoking drug may raise stroke, heart attack risk

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Injury, Brain Research

Anyone thinking of giving up smoking as a New Year’s resolution should think carefully about what quitting aids they should use to help achieve this — particularly if the results of a new study are anything to go by. Research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine suggests that a commonly prescribed drug to help those who smoke to quit, called varenicline (brand name Chantix), may raise the risk of having a cardiovascular event. (January 2, 2018)

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