Quitting smoking is a serious decision. It takes willpower, and determination to succeed. That is why you should get all of the stop smoking support that you can in order to quit for good.
Here is a brief guide to introduce you some of the most popular and accessible quit smoking aids.
You must make up your mind to quit before any of these aids can help you. Without determination, they are a waste of your money.
Assuming that the decision and the determination are there, let’s see what other stop smoking aids are available.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
All forms of tobacco contain an addictive substance – nicotine. This is the reason you get addicted to cigarettes and it is one of the main reasons why quitting is so hard. Nicotine replacement therapy works by replacing cigarette nicotine with nicotine from other sources. The steady dose of nicotine helps relieve the physical withdrawal symptoms.
There are several forms of nicotine replacement products. Nicotine gum, skin patches, lozenges, and inhalers that take the shape of a cigarette are some of the available forms. For example, nicotine gum is a very popular stop smoking product. You do not need a prescription for it, and all you do is chew a gum whenever you have the desire for a cigarette.
Nicotine gum is one of the more inexpensive quit smoking products. As with all nicotine replacement products, you should check with your physician before using it. If you have any health concerns, or are pregnant, be sure that your physician knows that you are using this product.
The nicotine patch is another stop smoking aid based on the NRT (nicotine replacement therapy). The patches are usually transparent and invisible if put under clothes. They should be placed over clean skin on your upper body. Some people develop a minor rash from the adhesive used on the patch.
Whatever method you choose, having a stop smoking plan in place, and support available will help you become a non-smoker for life.