The nicotine patches would be perhaps less effective in women who wish to stop smoking than men. But the new drug to help with withdrawal, Zyban ®, could not be accused of such sexism.
Tobacco use increased significantly among women during the last decades. Now, close to a French four smokes. The problem of weaning arises even more often cigarette married poorly with a desire for pregnancy. Unfortunately studies conducted to evaluate the effects of Nicotinic substitutes seemed to indicate failures and more frequent relapse in women.
Is it the same with Zyban (bupropion), recently marketed drug as an aid to smoking cessation? Also having antidepressant properties, it could allay irritability and depressive symptoms often evoked by the women as the source of their relapse. Continue reading “Smokers: more an excuse to stop!”