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Gender Differences Seen with Smoking Cessation Drug Effectiveness

According to a study in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, the smoking cessation treatment varenicline is more effective for women in short and immediate outcomes compared to men, but is equally effective for both with longer outcomes.

Did the CVS Tobacco Ban Reduce Smoking, Overall State Sales?

One year after the national drug store chain CVS/pharmacy ceased tobacco sales in its stores, parent company CVS Health is reporting positive data on its tobacco cessation efforts and public health overall based on a decrease in the number of cigarette purchases in the United States.

Smoking Cessation Drug Not Improving Quit Rates, Says Study

Rather than increase the rate at which Americans successfully quit smoking, varenicline appears to have had no significant impact on the rates of smoking and the effectiveness is short-lived compared to other cessation aides.

Regular Aspirin May Slow Emphysema Progression

Regular aspirin use is associated with a slower progression of early emphysema on computed tomography (CT) scans over the course of 10 years, according to research presented the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

No Link Between Psychedelic Drug Use, Mental Health Problems in Study

A new study in the Journal of Psychopharmacology has found that use of psychedelic drugs such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin (magic mushrooms) does not increase a person's risk of developing mental health problems such as depression and suicidal thoughts.