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Can teenagers take varenicline for smoking cessation?

Varenicline (Chantix) is not recommended for people under 18. Teenagers should speak with their doctors about whether taking varenicline for smoking cessation is right for them. More studies must be done on younger people taking varenicline to make sure the drug is both safe and effective. More than likely, doctors will recommend teens try other smoking cessation methods.

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