Most smokers would agree that quitting smoking is among the hardest things for them to do. Once absorbed in the system, nicotine influences almost every inch of the body, making it difficult for smokers to deal with the sudden drop of nicotine in the blood – thus the withdrawal symptoms. The easy way to —> […]

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Tobacco, Nicotine, and Addiction

by Dr Antonio Howell, MD

in quit smoking

Why people smoke? If you ask a smoker why he/she smoke, you’ll often get fascinating answers. For instance, smoking help them relax or concentrate on a particular task. Still some would say it help them kill time or deal with boredom. But in the end of the day, it all boils to one thing – […]

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The Cons of NRTs

by Dr Antonio Howell, MD

in quit smoking

Former smokers and smokers alike would attest that quitting smoking is not a walk in the park. It has an easy way in but never an easy way out. But with the help of smoking cessation aids like nicotine replacement therapy, smokers have better chance of quitting. But are NRTs safe?

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Everyone who wants to quit smoking has their own motivations. It often differ from one smoker to another. There are different degrees of motivation and sometimes it’s like a roller coaster ride – there are lots of twists and turns. Nonetheless, motivation is essential, but it’s not everything when trying to quit smoking.

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Smoking Cessation Aids: Chantix

by Dr Antonio Howell, MD

in quit smoking

Varenicline tartrate or “Chantix” is a prescription medicine developed by Pfizer, Inc. to help smokers quit. It activates the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in your brain. As a result, you feel a nicotine-like effect, which makes it easier to deal with nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Also, it has the unique ability to offset the effects of nicotine […]

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