How could research benefit smokers who want to quit?

Researchers are evaluating different forms of varenicline for quitting smoking. Medications that affect receptors in the central nervous system, such as topiramate (Topamax®) and memantine (Namenda®), are currently being tested in clinical trials as aids to help quit smoking.

In addition, a clinical trial is studying a form of electronic cigarette that does not contain nicotine given along with counseling as an early method to reduce or quit smoking.

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