No Link Between Anti-Smoking Drugs, Mental Health Issues: Study

The anti-smoking drugs Chantix (varenicline) and Wellbutrin (bupropion) don’t appear to raise the risk of serious mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, a new study suggests.

“Clinical guidelines recommend that the most effective way to give up smoking is smoking cessation medication and counseling. However, smokers do not use these services enough, in part due to concerns that the medications may not be safe,” said lead author Dr. Robert Anthenelli, professor of psychiatry at University of California, San Diego.

No Link Between Anti-Smoking Drugs and Mental Health Issues No Link Between Anti-Smoking Drugs and Mental Health Issues

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