Sunday, January 29, 2017
Stopping smoking is an aim for most this 2017, but with the end of January approaching some of us can lose our resolve and fall back into old habits.
We want to help you move through the new year, achieving your stop smoking goal, so that's why we have taken a look at what additional support there is out there in the form of nicotine replacement products. Research suggests that using stop smoking medications can help to double your chances of quitting for good, as they reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, enabling you to move through the hardest part of giving up!
There are many nicotine replacement products out there, and a pharmacist or your GP will be able to advise on what is best for you, but the following are some of the possibilities on offer:
Nicotine patches are one option available to you. They are used by being placed on the skin, giving a small, consistent amount of nicotine throughout the duration of use. They are a discreet option and work throughout the day allowing you to carry on as normal with your life.
This is a common option for most and it is exactly what it says it is: a chewing gum which releases nicotine. It can be a good option for relieving cravings in the short-term, whilst you are busy and on the go. Nicotine gum packs can be found in a variety of strengths so you would need to find out which one works best for you.
If you want to replicate the action of holding and smoking a cigarette, then an inhalator may be a good option for you. You inhale the nicotine through your mouth, which satisfies your craving whilst keeping your hands busy.
Mouth and nasal nicotine sprays are available and they are best used for ridding you of smoking cravings very quickly. They work by either spraying them into your mouth, or by spraying up the nostril. These sprays deliver nicotine directly to the bloodstream which is why they work so fast.
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