The use of tobacco quickly produces a dependency as much physical as psychological. The fundamental cause of this dependence is nicotine, which has a high addictive capacity.
Tobacco increases the risk of lung cancer in men 25 fold and in woman 12,5 fold. For heavy smokers (more than 25 cigarettes per day) the risk of developing diseases is 40 times higher than in non smokers. Addiction to tobacco increases the risk of cancer of mouth, lip and pharynx eightfold and to a lesser proportion cancer of the estomach, oesophagus and bladder.
Treatments recommended by this Pharmacy are aids to stop smoking provided that the patient is pre-disposed to give up smoking.
CHANTIX (vareniclina)
Chantix (Pfizer) is specifically designed to partially activate the nicotinic receptor and reduce the severity of the smoker's craving and the withdrawal symptoms from nicotine. Moreover, if a person smokes a cigarette while receiving treatment, Chantix has the potential to diminish the sense of satisfaction associated with smoking. This may help to prevent the cycle of nicotine addiction.
ZYNTABAC 50 mg. 60 tablets
(bupropion hydrochloride)
Diminishes the desire to smoke. The treatment is of a 7-12 weeks duration.
(nicotine patches)
These patches provide the quantity of nicotine necessary to reduce the symptoms of craving whilst giving up smoking. It gradually reduces nicotine levels over a period of three months until such time as the body is able to do without.


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