The nicotine patches would be perhaps less effective in women who wish to stop smoking than men. But the new medication to support cessation, Zyban ®, could not be accused of such sexism.
Smoking was significantly increased in women over the past decades. Now, nearly one French in four smokes. The withdrawal problem even more often cigarette blends badly with a desire for pregnancy. Unfortunately studies conducted to evaluate the effects of the nicotine seemed to indicate failures and more frequent relapse among women.
Is it same with Zyban (bupropion), recently marketed drug as an aid to smoking cessation? Also having antidepressant properties, it might soothe irritability and depressive symptoms often mentioned by women as the source of their relapse. Continue reading “Smokers: more an excuse to stop!”