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Does NRT Have Any Advantages Compared to Bupropion (Zyban) ?

Firstly, most NRT products such as the patches and gum are available without a prescription. Secondly, all smokers are very familiar with having nicotine in their systems whereas few will have ever been exposed to bupropion. It has been documented that there is about a 1 in 1000 chance that a user of bupropion will experience a dangerous grand-mal seizure. While the chances of such a seizure are very small it must be taken into consideration.