If you have tried to quit smoking previously going cold turkey, you will appreciate how challenging it can be, and many people do not have the mental strength or willpower to succeed with this method. You will want to consider Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to help you quit smoking by feeding your nicotine habit differently than smoking a cigarette. It stops you from inhaling thousands of toxic chemicals found in cigarette smoke, and NRTs can help you control your cravings to smoke. You can consider using various options, and some of the most common ones are listed below.
Millions of people worldwide use vaping devices to help them quit smoking, with varying degrees of success. You can choose from many different vaping devices with options suitable for all budgets, and using disposable vapes mean you do not need spare batteries, coils, or e-liquid. It is a much safer delivery method for nicotine than smoking a cigarette, but studies are still ongoing into the long-term effects of vaping on the human body. However, slowly reducing the nicotine strength of the e-liquid you use can help you wean yourself off your dependency on nicotine and take back control of your life.
You can also consider using one of the available nicotine sprays, and there are two primary options you can consider. The first is an oral spray which you apply to the back of your mouth so the capillaries can absorb the nicotine in the liquid. The second works similarly but is a nasal spray, taking it through the nose rather than the mouth. They are both effective at controlling your cravings for a cigarette and can give you the edge you need to beat your nicotine addiction and start living your life smoke-free.
Another popular NRT with many people looking to give up smoking is nicotine patches. It is best to place a nicotine patch on a large muscle in your body, such as your bicep or thigh, and the patch slowly releases nicotine your skin absorbs throughout the day. The patches are available in varying nicotine strengths and are readily available from pharmacies, supermarkets, and online retailers. You require one patch per day, and they will keep a constant level of nicotine in your system to help you control your cravings for a cigarette.
Nicotine gum is also popular for many people to use to control their nicotine cravings, and lots of people using other NRTs will also use it when they are struggling with their urges. You can buy a few different flavours of nicotine gum, and it is also available in varying nicotine strengths. Chewing the gum releases the nicotine that your mouth absorbs, helping to satisfy your cravings for a cigarette and helping prevent you from smoking again.
These are a few options available for NRTs, but by visiting your doctor, you can discuss the pros and cons of all available NRTs, and support groups in your area. There is a lot of help available if you want to quit smoking once and for all, and using all that is available will give you the best chance of never smoking again.