Have you tried quitting smoking and going cold turkey, only to find it is so challenging that you soon go back to smoking again? Well, do not worry, as around 97% of people who try this method to give up fail, so you are not alone. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance, and to give yourself the best chances of quitting successfully, you will want to consider using a tool to help make the task much more manageable. There are various types of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) that you can use to help you quit smoking, and below are some of the popular options you can consider using when you want to quit smoking.
Consider Trying Vaping
Vaping is an NRT popular with millions of people worldwide, and it can help you get your nicotine fix while not inhaling the thousands of toxic chemicals you find in cigarette smoke. It can be daunting when you look at the sheer choice of vaping devices and e-liquids flavours from which you can choose, but there are ways to make it much more straightforward. You can consider buying a disposable e-cig, so you do not have to worry about purchasing replacement parts, charging it, or getting more e-liquid. You have everything you need within the vape, which holds around 600 puffs, and when finished, all you do is replace it.
Stick A Patch On It
Another popular NRT you can consider using to help you quit smoking is nicotine patches, available in various nicotine strengths from supermarkets, pharmacies, and online retailers. You can place a nicotine patch on any part of your skin, but it is best on large muscle groups and lasts for around 24 hours. It helps to keep a constant level of nicotine in your system, so you should not get any physical cravings to smoke, but you may still get mental cravings. Place one patch on your body, and you are free to go on with your day without worrying about whether or not you can control your nicotine cravings.
Chew Your Cravings Away
You can also consider using nicotine gum, another popular NRT used by many people while using other NRTs when they struggle with their cravings. Nicotine gum is available in various flavours, and different nicotine strengths are available. When you feel an urge for a cigarette increasing in intensity, start chewing some gum, and it will soon go away. When people are struggling or having a bad day, they can use nicotine gum and their normal NRT to help them cope with their cravings. You can get your nicotine gum in supermarkets, pharmacies, newsagents, and online retailers, so it is readily available and an excellent way to help control your cravings.
These are a few options of NRTs you have available when you want to quit smoking, but there are more you can consider using. Visit your doctor and ask them for help to stop smoking and they can discuss the pros and cons of each NRT and let you know what support is freely available in your local area to help make quitting easier.