8 Smoking Cessation Aids to Help Quit More Easily

by Dr Antonio Howell, MD

in quit smoking

Dr. Howell

There are different smoking cessation products that are available on the market today. They are designed to help smokers quit gradually and more easily. Choosing the right one for you, however essentially depends on your preferences, and possible medical concerns. It’s essential therefore that you consult your doctor about your options.

Quit Smoking Word Cloud Concept On A 3D Cube BlackboardNicotine Patches. This is among the most popular NRTs that is available. Nicotine patches come in different doses. It delivers nicotine through the skin.

Nicotine Inhalers. This NRT is comprised of cigarette-like cylinder that contains disposable nicotine cartridge, and a mouthpiece. Nicotine is released into the smoker’s mouth and throat.

Nicotine Lozenges. This NRT comes in small tablets. The lozenge is placed inside the mouth until it is dissolved, and nicotine is absorbed and delivered into the bloodstream. This NRT may require your doctor’s prescription.

Nicotine Gums. Again, this is among the most popular NRTs and most available. These gums are available in 2mg and 4mg. The former are recommended for smokers who consume less than 25 cigarettes per day.

Nicotine Nasal Sprays. This NRT is a prescription medicine. This means, you don’t get it without the prescription of your doctor. Nicotine is delivered into the bloodstream through your nasal cavity.


Varenicline (Chantix). Developed by Pfizer, Inc., this prescription medicine has the distinctive capability to somewhat activate your brain’s nicotine receptors, thereby reducing your cravings for nicotine. It also has the ability to block nicotine in your brain, as a result, smoking becomes less pleasurable.

Hypnosis. Hypnosis is a process or a method that puts you in a state of mind in which you are more vulnerable to suggestions. This method, however, may not be for everyone.


Acupuncture. This ancient Chinese medical technique uses needles placed in exact spots in your skin. This century old medical practice is used to treat disease and pain. In smoking cessation, acupuncture is believed to have the capability to restore the balance in your body.

Make a research and pick the best smoking cessation aid. Discuss your options with your doctor. This doesn’t mean however, that these quit smoking products guarantee success. There are other factors that determine your success, like your determination, your environment, and your support group. What’s important you’re always willing to try until you finally quit smoking for good.

There are other smoking cessation aids out there. But the bottom line is, regardless of the method you choose, and the smoking cessation aid you use, it all boils down to your determination and mindset. If you’re not serious and determined enough, there is a great possibility that you’ll fail in your attempt to quit smoking. These smoking cessation products are still dependent on your will to quit smoking for good.


With the right smoking cessation aid, support group, strong will, and determination, there is no reason for you to fail. Work with your doctor, counselor, family and friends, to ensure that you stay on the right track with the right tools in hand.


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