Cytisine is more effective in quitting smoking Study claims but half the world does not use it!
NDTV report states that this compound is used in Central and Eastern Europe. It has not been licensed in the rest of the world. The study says that if this low-cost compound is used in poor countries, it can bring a big change in global health.
The study published in the journal Addiction is based on the results of about 6,000 patients. Researchers conducted 8 trials comparing cytisine with placebo. Researchers came to the conclusion that cytisine increases the chances of quitting smoking by two times compared to placebo.
Researchers also noted that cytisine may be more effective than nicotine replacement therapy. Researchers said that their study provides evidence that cytisine is an effective and inexpensive aid to stop smoking. This could be very useful in reducing smoking in poor countries.
Cytisine was first synthesized as Tabex in Bulgaria in 1964 and was later used in Eastern Europe.