Smoking Cessation

Ways to Quit

There are many ways to quit smoking, and deciding on which is right for you is between you and your doctor. If you decide nicotine replacement therapy is best for you, you’ll have your pick of gum, lozenges, patches and more. Nicotine replacement therapy delivers small amounts of nicotine to the body to alleviate withdrawal symptoms without the toxins found in cigarettes. If nicotine replacement therapy isn’t for you, medications like bupropion SR (brand name Zyban) and varenicline tartrate (Chantix) can help. If you are looking to stop smoking, speak to your doctor about your options. Some patients opt for alternative options, such as acupuncture or behavioral therapy.

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May 3, 2016

Last Updated:
May 3, 2016