Hi Rodz, i've had a look and no its hasn't any of the same substances in it. But when zyban first came over to england it was marketed as 'a new wonder drug', we didn't know it had been taken off the market for 3 years in America because of fatal side effects and brought back with a new name. Its banned in Canada, France where its made and several people died in the first month when it went to australia. Did we hear about all this? No we only find out the bad bits after the event. What i'm trying to say is we listen to what others say, what the papers say etc, but we are all made different. Anything that plays around with the receptors and chemicals in the brain are potentially dangerous and maybe whats good for your neighbour may be life altering for you. I even think twice now when i take a headache tablet.
Ask yourself how a tablet you pop in your mouth can make you not want a cigarette, what is it doing to the chemicals in the brain to do this? how does it know just to stop your craving for a cigarette and not for anything else?
Why don't you try the electronic cigs, they don't play with the brain as such,it's more up to you to get the willpower to stop with these, and it omits the health risks associated with the tabacco. I'm pleased i made you think at least. I was one of the first people in my area of england to take zyban, i only wish i wasn't, had one person warned me or i had read a bad report i would never ever have taken it. Hindsight is a good thing, sadly not for me. Bye.