Antidepressant helps smokers to kick ash
The drug bupropion, which enhances the activity of the chemical messenger dopamine, shows promise in aiding cigarette smokers to give up their habit.
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Alexander H. Glassman
Department of Clinical Psychopharmacology
College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York, NY 10032
Sharon M. Hall
University of California, San Francisco
Treatment Research Center
401 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143-0984
John R. Hughes
University of Vermont
Department of Psychiatry
38 Fletcher PI/Ira Allen School
Burlington, VT 05405-0002
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