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Medicines That can Help You Quit Smoking

Manage Cravings with Nicotine Cessation Products

When you first quit smoking, you most likely will not feel like yourself. Your appetite may change, feel more irritable, dull, and tense. These type of symptoms occur due to the lack of nicotine in the body. Many people have a very difficult time handling the way they feel after they quit. This often leads to starting up smoking again just to feel normal. This typically occurs within the first week after quitting. This is when the feelings of withdrawal are the strongest. There are medicines that can help with feelings of nicotine withdrawal:

  • Bupropion SR pills (Wellbutrin and Zyban)
  • Nicotine gum
  • Nicotine inhaler
  • Nicotine lozenge
  • Nicotine nasal spray
  • Nicotine patch

Studies have shown that using these medicines can double your chances of quitting for good. Ask your doctor for advice. But remember: Medicine alone can't do all the work. It can help with cravings and withdrawal, but quitting smoking will still be hard at times.

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