What products are available to somebody who is looking to quit smoking?

Oct 23, 2013 by

Nicotine addiction is the obvious issue for somebody who is looking to give up smoking. So, for anyone who wants to kick the habit, it is important that they find something to substitute their tobacco for. The most popular way of doing this is by finding nicotine-based replacements products that are far healthier than normal cigarettes or cigars.


Quitting smoking is always going to be tough, but with a variety of products available to try, there is a good chance that someone can improve their odds of successfully giving up.

Nicotine patches and E-cigarette inhalers are well known as quit smoking products, so here are some alternative ways to give up smoking by using different products available on the market at the moment. Some of these solutions might work better for some people than others, so it is important that someone chooses the right one for them.

Nicotine gum

Nicotine gum contains a small amount of nicotine, which is absorbed into the body through the lining of the mouth as it is chewed. Available without a prescription in two different doses, it can control sudden nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms for short periods of time. However, it must be used repeatedly throughout the day to control the cravings, which it really only takes the edge off, rather than making them go away completely. A piece of gum can be used every one to two hours, with someone able to take up to 24 pieces per day.

Nicotine Lozenges

Nicotine lozenges are tablets that contain a small amount of nicotine, which, similarly to the gum, enters your bloodstream through the mouth lining, having allowed the lozenge to dissolve in your mouth. They are also similar to the gum in the way that they are unlikely to completely rid you of the cravings; they will more act as a short-term solution to sudden cravings. Some other cons also include the fact that they are sometimes known to cause nausea, indigestion and heartburn, among other things.

Nasal Spray

A product that some people may not have been aware of; nicotine nasal spray delivers a small dose of nicotine through a solution sprayed into the nostrils. A spray is usually taken in each nostril one to three times an hour. It is once again a short acting solution, but works faster than the gum or lozenges, also offering the user control over their dosage throughout the day. There is in fact a slight risk of dependency with the nasal spray, which is only available by prescription, so it would be a good idea for someone to discuss it fully with their GP before use.


One other option is a prescription tablet called Bupropion, classed as a type of antidepressant. Though not containing nicotine, it is thought to decrease tobacco cravings and withdrawal symptoms by increasing levels of certain brain chemicals. It is also available under the brand name Zyban.

These are just some of the products available on the market for people looking for ways to give up smoking, but it is important for people to remember the fact that they may need to try various solutions before they find the one that is right for them.

Summary – This article looks at some of the less well known products available for people who are looking for ways to give up smoking. There is a wide range of alternatives for people looking to quit, here are a few.

Author bio – Janifar Brown helps individuals who are looking for ways to give up smoking. She has regular catch up sessions with her clients in order to monitor their progress and provide any motivation needed. For further information visit : http://healthebuddy.co.uk/

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