Genes predict if medication can help you quit smoking

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Nature versus nurture has always been a highly debated question in the sciences. This discussion has been seen in a research project focused on smoking, where scientists determined that genetics can play a role in how patients respond to treatments. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine found that genes can show how smokers will respond to medication to quit the habit; they found that gene variations that make it difficult to stop smoking will also make smokers respond to nicotine-replacement therapy and treatments. The study, published in a recent issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, found that it could be possible to predict how patients respond to drug treatments for smoking cessation in the future based on the gene variations. "Smokers whose genetic makeup puts them at the greatest risk for heavy smoking, nicotine addiction and problems kicking the habit also appear to be the same people who respond most robustly to pharmacologic therapy for

Genes predict if medication can help you quit smoking

The same gene variations that make it difficult to stop smoking also increase the likelihood that heavy smokers will respond to nicotine-replacement therapy and drugs that thwart cravings, a ...

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Genetics may predict a person's success of quitting smoking

New research has revealed that a person's gene variations may predict whether or not they will have difficulty quitting smoking.  The study also found that those same variations are also ...

Thu 31 May 12 from FOXNews

Success Of Quitting Smoking Hinges On Genetic Variations

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Nature versus nurture has always been a highly debated question in the sciences. This discussion has been seen in a research project focused on smoking, where ...

Thu 31 May 12 from RedOrbit

Odds of quitting smoking affected by genetics

Genetics can help determine whether a person is likely to quit smoking on his or her own or need medication to improve the chances of success, according to research published in today's American ...

Wed 30 May 12 from Eurekalert

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