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Potential Products To Ease Nicotine Withdrawal

By Janet Roth

Cigarette smoking is definitely a hard habit to kick. If you have decided to get serious about doing so, then you deserve a round of applause. Bravo to the person who decides to get rid of this sick, stinky, killer of an addiction once and for all. But you know it will not be easy, do you not? Of course, you may have tried and failed at least once already. The good news is that you can get some help with products to ease nicotine withdrawal.

Of course, you also know that when attempting such a life altering change that you should confer with a physician. This could be particularly important if you plan on using nicotine replacement products to help with the cravings. These products will still deliver the drug in to your system, but can reduce the cravings that bring you to smoke. They are not a cure for addiction, but a stepping-stone on that path.

Of the substitute systems in question, perhaps the more popular of them is what is referred to as the patch. This is a device that will transmit certain amounts of the drug nicotine into your body by placing a patch on the skin. The dosage can be monitored and adjusted according to need, and then the patch itself can be slowly reduced to nil, and the process of detoxification complete.

Nicotine laden gums are also popular and do basically the same thing, but more on an as needed basis. The pieces of gum have a certain amount of the drug in them, and it is quickly released in to the blood steam through the act of chewing it up. It is quick, easy, discreet, and simple. However, care must be taken to not be too taken with the gum itself, as it is still loaded with the drug you are fighting to quit.

On that subject, be aware that plain old boring chewing gum can be a great aid to kicking the habit of smoking. It is an occupying process, much like puffing on a smoke is, and can become ritualized to the same extent. Breaking habits is as much about breaking rituals as anything else, so this is a good idea for a replacement therapy. Go with the sugarless in case you get a bit carried away with it, for the sake of your teeth.

Electronic cigarettes are new, and seem to be of some help. But like the other systems, they are still delivering the drug into your body. However, since it is not actually burning like a regular smoke, there are potentially less damaging effects to be discerned. Still, your are feeding the addiction and not eliminating it.

Perhaps the old tried and true method of cold turkey is still the best, but it is surely a difficult route to take. You can try the chewing gum, or carrot sticks, or cinnamon sticks, or chewing on a blade of grass, but at some point you will have to rely on will power in order to not take in more of the drug you are trying to quit. Again, see your doctor and discuss if the sensible use of a substitution system, or flat out abstinence is best for you.

To quit using tobacco products, it you are addicted to them, will be difficult to be sure. But it can be done to be sure. Get in touch with a trusted doctor, look long and hard at your options, understand the importance of your powerful will, and research the many products available to ease nicotine withdrawal for an easier transition.

Want to find out more about how to deal with nicotine withdrawal, then check out Janet Roth’s site on how to “survive” a cigarette withdrawal without nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

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Roth, Janet "Potential Products To Ease Nicotine Withdrawal." Potential Products To Ease Nicotine Withdrawal. 7 Jul. 2010. 13 Sep 2014 <>.

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