Combined medication helps smokers kick the butt more than single drug therapy

A team of researchers has found that among cigarette smokers, combining the smoking cessation medications varenicline and bupropion, compared with varenicline alone, resulted in higher smoking abstinence rates.

Smokers gain more weight post-quitting

Smokers, who have severe nicotine dependence, are more likely to gain weight when they try quitting, according to a study.

Menthol cigarettes pose greater health risk

Menthol or mint-flavoured cigarettes pose a greater health risk than non-menthol ones, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a scientific review.