There are many scientifically proven treatments for smoking. Nicotine spray (Nicorette
) being one of them. The other options are varenicline
(or champix), nicotine gum, nicotine lozenges, nicotine patch
or a combination of these. Since these are all proven to be effective, it can be an alternative for you.
There are other psychological therapies as well that can be useful like Behavior therapy that may assist you to quit smoking. Kindly discuss this with your doctor and find an alternative instead of buying them over the counter.
Wishing you best of luck
Dr Anjana rao