Ways to Quit Smoking - Nicotine
is nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)?
NRT products such as Nicoderm,
provide small amounts of nicotine daily to your body. Over time the
dosage is decreased until the physical craving for cigarettes has
disappeared. This is similar to gradually reducing the number of
cigarettes you smoke each day. The big difference is that while you are
following an NRT program you cannot smoke at all.
How does it work?
By gradually decreasing the amount of
nicotine you ingest each day you reducing your physical dependence on
cigarettes. You will reach a point where your body no longer has a
physical craving for nicotine.
Are they Successful?
People who quit smoking using one of the NRT products are twice as
successful as those who quit cold turkey. However
you still need to conquer the psychological (non-physical) need for a cigarette.
This can easily happen if you are stressed, or in situations like bars
or restaurants, where you used to smoke. Fortunately today many places like restaurants
and bars no longer permit smoking, which reduces the opportunities and
What Are The Main NRT Products?
1. The Patch:
2. Inhaler / Nasal Spray:
3. Nicotine Gum:
Are There Any Side Effects?
NRT products are generally safe but some side effects can occur: