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Have you tried Cystisine / Cravv?

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  1. efram, quit coach
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    If you've tried Cytisine, how did it work for you?

    In case you haven't heard of it, Cytisine is the newest product to be approved by Health Canada for use in smoking cessation. In Canada it's marketed as "Cravv," and comes in capsule form as a natural health product. It's an alkaloid that naturally occurs in several plants and helps to reduce cravings, withdrawal symptoms, and lessen the satisfaction from smoking. 

    Potential advantages: it doesn't require a prescription; the cost is low compared with other cessation aids, and it's a shorter course of therapy (25 days). Some may also like that it doesn't contain nicotine.

    Potential drawbacks: a higher chance of side effects compared with nicotine replacement therapy (common side effects are nausea, vomiting, and sleep disorders).

    So far I haven't talked with many people who've tried it, and it'd be interesting to hear more about people's experiences!

    Regards,
    Efram

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