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Suggest Methods To Quit Smoking Apart From Nicotine Chewing Gums

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Posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Question: Hi,
I needed some help to quit smoking, been trying very hard but seems impossible for me.
I have tried Nicotine chewing gums but they are of no help.
Your guidance is much appreciated.
Regards,
Sxxxxxxh
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Medications may be tried...

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Nicotine gums are quite helpful if you are able to follow the given instructions. I hope you know the gums are available in 5mg / 10mg as well as 15mg You may try higher dose gums if you had tried lower dose ones. I think you should consider it before trying other approaches.

If you had already tried highest dose gums and found it ineffective, there are couple of prescription drugs helpful to treat nicotine cravings. Bupropion and varenicline are couple of drugs prescribed for this purpose. You can visit a local doctor for a prescription.

Please note that the aforementioned options are useful only to treat the cravings. You can be successful only if remain motivated and keep away from cigarette.

TIP: If you are used to buy cigarette from a single shop / vendor, please avoid going through the area where the shop/ vendor is located.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
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Brief Answer: Medications may be tried... Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Nicotine gums are quite helpful if you are able to follow the given instructions. I hope you know the gums are available in 5mg / 10mg as well as 15mg You may try higher dose gums if you had tried lower dose ones. I think you should consider it before trying other approaches. If you had already tried highest dose gums and found it ineffective, there are couple of prescription drugs helpful to treat nicotine cravings. Bupropion and varenicline are couple of drugs prescribed for this purpose. You can visit a local doctor for a prescription. Please note that the aforementioned options are useful only to treat the cravings. You can be successful only if remain motivated and keep away from cigarette. TIP: If you are used to buy cigarette from a single shop / vendor, please avoid going through the area where the shop/ vendor is located. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards