Following a study report of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices on the Chantix side effects, The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration banned drivers of commercial motor vehicles from using this anti-smoking drug.

Just a day before, The FMCSA banned the usage of the Chantix by airplane pilots and air traffic controllers because of the same potential side effects.

The FDA has already updated warnings on Chantix’s label to reflect the adverse effects like depression and suicidal thoughts but has not responded to the last report in which Chantix was linked to seizures, dizziness, heart rhythm problems, diabetes and more than 100 accidents.
In the last quarter of 2007, the latest drug report states that the drug was associated with 988 serious incidents.