Monday, July 16, 2007

Finally, a habit breaker


Isn't it interesting that people think they are invisible in their cars? People will go booger picking when driving down the road who would never consider mining for gold in a group setting. However, they seem to forget that driving down the road is a group setting. Don't you hate it when they flick them onto your windshield?

Well, help is here. Now there is a pill, already approved to help smokers quit, that might help that mucus mining habit.
A single pill appears to hold promise in curbing the urges to both smoke and drink, according to researchers trying to help people overcome addiction by targeting a pleasure center in the brain.

The drug, called varenicline, already is sold to help smokers kick the habit. New but preliminary research suggests it could gain a second use in helping heavy drinkers quit, too.

Much further down the line, the tablets might be considered as a treatment for addictions to everything from gambling to painkillers, researchers said.
Now we just need to get a bunch of pamphlets, and maybe a discount coupon or two, from the drug reps and throw them into the laps of our fellow drivers. Ahem, those we don't keep for ourselves, that is...

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