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Quit Smoking with Chantix

CHANTIX (varenicline), a non-nicotine pill developed to help adults 18 and over quit smoking, is now available at all Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida health centers, including St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tampa, Fort Myers, Lakeland, Manatee, and Winter Haven.

At Planned Parenthood, we are committed to sustained health, and in order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it is recommended to be smoke-free. So if you're a smoker, you might be struggling with an effective way to quit smoking. Chantix is here to help you through the process.

About CHANTIX from www.chantix.com:

A non-nicotine pill
CHANTIX (varenicline) is non-nicotine prescription medicine specifically developed to help adults 18 and over quit smoking.

How is CHANTIX different from other smoking cessation products?
CHANTIX contains no nicotine, but it targets the same receptors that nicotine does. CHANTIX is believed to block nicotine from these receptors. CHANTIX is different than most other smoking cessation products.

Studies show: At the end of 12 weeks of CHANTIX, 44% were able to quit smoking versus 18% on the sugar pill. It also helped reduce the urge to smoke. CHANTIX has been proven to be more effective in helping smokers quit than Zyban. The average person in these studies had been a smoker for more than 24 years. The trials involved a mix of men and women who smoked on average 10 or more cigarettes a day.

1,022 patients were enrolled in this study, and results were duplicated in another identically designed clinical trial.

Patients received either CHANTIX 1 mg twice a day, Zyban 150 mg twice a day, or sugar pills twice a day for 12 weeks. In addition to the pills, patients were also given a booklet on quitting smoking and also received brief counseling at each visit.

From weeks 9 through 12 in the study, the smoking status of each patient was checked, and the information was compared among the 3 groups. Patients were considered quit if they did not smoke a cigarette (not even a puff) or use other nicotine products for the final 4 weeks of treatment.

CHANTIX was proven to be more effective than the sugar pills or Zyban.

The 52-week support program

CHANTIX is proven to be effective, but it's not a magic pill. For most people, smoking can be both a physical and a behavioral challenge. That's why Chantix also offers GETQUIT, a support plan.

GETQUIT combines smoking cessation research with key learnings from the fields of psychology and behavioral therapy to create a day-by-day plan designed to help CHANTIX users kick the smoking habit.

Leading a smoke-free life is key to having good health. Visit a Planned Parenthood clinic to discuss your options and ask about Chantix.