British Television Executive Commits Suicide Under The Influence Of Chantix
Date: 17th April 2008
After being prescribed the quit smoking drug Champix (known as Chantix in the US) by his doctor for a period of 12 weeks, Omer Jama, the 39-year-old British television executive, started his smoking addiction treatment with the medication but after treating himself for 8 weeks, chantix administration reportedly prompted him to commit suicide. It was reported that he cut his wrists and also stabbed himself on the thigh and stomach.
However, according to Omer Jama`s brother, Ali Jama, a resident of Bolton, England, his brother didn't have any history of depression and was also not likely to feel sorry for himself. Catherine Jama, wife of the victim further reported that Omer Jama seemed happy on the days before committing suicide.
U.K. 's Daily Mail reports that Omer Jama was working with Sky Sports as a video editor when he started administering chantix to get rid of his pack-a-day cigarette addiction.