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Suicide Caused by Chantix?

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The recent shooting death of former Paul Simon keyboardist, Carter Albrecht, has raised some issues about the quit smoking aid Chantix. The bizarre circumstance and claims made by the people at the scene intrigued me so I have been looking for other related posts. It turns out that I am not the only person interested in this topic and that there are several claims that make me more suspicious about Chantix.

I just read a post by a Kentucky woman who claims that her brother-in-law, Ned, committed suicide while on Chantix. This in itself is not interesting, but she claims that he had never even hinted at anything resembling suicide before he started taking Chantix. It is even more peculiar that he apparently made plans for upcoming days and talked about future plans the evening before commiting suicide.

The morning of the incident seems odd also. Ned parked his car behind his longtime girlfriend’s house, which he had never done before, and then walked up an sat on the deck. Here he wrote two notes, one leaving everything to his father and the other saying that his work was responsible for what he was doing. Ned then proceeded to break into the house, even though he knew where the key was, and put the notes on his girlfriend’s bed. Next he placed a gun he had left for her to use for protection into his mouth an pulled the trigger. The woman’s 17 year-old son was in the house.

This puzzling tale combined with others that I have read about and the recent shooting in Dallas make it hard for me to believe that Chantix is not somehow involved with these acts. I will be keeping an eye on this and keep posting with updates.

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