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How successful is Chantix for quitting smoking?

Over six million people in the United States have tried Chantix to quit smoking. Quitting smoking is very difficult and many smokers try to quit six to nine times before they are successful. In studies, 44 percent of people who took Chantix had quit during weeks nine to twelve. Chantix recommends that the treatment be combined with a support group or behavioral therapy. The website, www.chantix.com, provides tips and information and a plan to help you quit. There are also books, seminars, and other ways to gain support. Chantix reduces cravings, and can help people who cannot quit on their own.

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