WHO confirms two tobacco cessation products as essential medicines

The World Health Organisation has announced an update to its Model List of Essential Medicines, adding two new medicines for smoking cessation: bupropion and varenicline. The new medicines reduce cravings for nicotine without supplying a substitute. Prior to this, only nicotine replacement therapy was listed for smoking cessation.

Source: https://www.who.int/news/item/05-11-2021-two-new-tobacco-cessation-medicines-added-to-the-who-essential-medicines-list