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Fears raised on smoking drug

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Champix has been prescribed to thousands of smokers in the UK as a means of helping them to quit. But several people have reported adverse side effects, including severe depression, prompting questions over its safety.

The manufacturer Pfizer said in a statement there is a warning about reported side effects on the packet and no evidence has been produced to establish a link between the drug and symptons of depression.

Samantha Poling reports

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