Tagged: Nicotine

Smoking cessation pill to be banned 0

Smoking cessation pill to be banned

Champix (Varenicline) from Pfizer, a drug that is claimed to help people quit smoking is currently under the scanner by the MHRA, the UK medicines’ watchdog. It has been claimed that Champix is causing suicidal tendencies in people using it. 839 adverse drug recations were reported and included depressive behavior, mainly in people with previous psychiatric disease.
Champix both stimulates and blocks the nicotinic receptors in the brain. By stimulating the receptors it reduces the cravings and by blocking the receptors it results in a weaker response to people who give in and light up a cigarette. 44% of the users give up smoking after taking Champix twice daily for 12 weeks.

Hookah smoking – The new trend among the cosmopolitan elite 0

Hookah smoking – The new trend among the cosmopolitan elite

Hookahs were first used in the early 14th century in Northern Africa and gradually made their way all over the world. Hookah smoking has become the latest craze among the cosmopolitan elite. Several hookah bars have sprung up in many metros across the world. Many patrons claim that smoking a hookah is far better than cigarettes because the water tends to filter the harmful chemicals and smoke, experts beg to differ. Scientists point out that the hookah might filter out some irritants but the smoke still has high levels of Nicotine, carbon monoxide and other harmful chemicals. The bars are popular amongst the 18-24 year olds.