Chantix Gave A Lady New Lungs
April 23, 2007
Jeanne Kline, a lady living in Baltimore , who had been smoking for a very long time, suffered many health problems due to her smoking habit. For her quit smoking was next to impossible.
"I am an asthmatic. I have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Doctors) think I might even have a little bit of emphysema," Kline said.
Dr. Albert Polito of Mercy Medical Center prescribed her Chantix, a new drug to help her quit smoking. The drug works on the brain and helps some patients to altogether quit smoking. However, it is not a magic pill, as per Dr. Polito "It's not a wonder drug -- that you take it and suddenly stop smoking. You have to have some motivation and some desire."
Kline had been trying many methods to quit smoking but all in vain. When she took Chantix she could finally say goodbye to smoking. "The first three months I was on it, it cut me down to maybe half a pack a day. And then it got lower and lower and lower."
It's been 63 days since she last had cigarettes. Her cough and wheezing has stopped. She said that she feels as if she has completely new lungs.