Help To Quit Smoking

Products to help break this difficult addiction cycle.

Products That Help You Quit Smoking
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The benefits of quitting are huge: food tastes better, your mouth feels fresher and, most importantly, your risk of tobacco-related disease drops significantly. According to Australia’s Cancer Institute of New South Wales, within 15 years of quitting, your risk of coronary heart disease is the same as someone who has never smoked.

While some smokers can quit cold turkey, others may benefit from nicotine replacement therapy, or NRT, to help take the edge off cravings. There are five main NRT products available over-the-counter at most pharmacies. These include gum, lozenges, inhaler, patches and mouth spray – and one prescription-only medication, bupropion (Zyban). However, each of these alternatives involve different side effects and durations of use, so it’s best to do your research before deciding which one is best for you.

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