nicotine patch

Zyban, Chantix, the Patch and a Stick

by Dr. Antonio Howell, MD

in Blog

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. -Archimedes A stick on the ground is just a piece of wood. But if you pick it up it instantly becomes something else: A tool. A tool is something you use to make things happen. […]

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Chantix is a pill made by Pfizer in 2006 to help smokers not want to smoke. A study of 746 smokers¬† found that 56 percent of those who took Chantix for 12 weeks were cigarette-free during the last month of treatment. Compared with 43 percent who used the nicotine patches. Bottom line: Chantix works AND […]

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If I was in an imaginary world where I smoked and wanted to quit and my only two choices to quit were to take the nicotine gum or the nicotine patch which would I chose? I would chose the patch any day over the gum. Why would I chose the patch over the gum? Simply […]

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So you want to quit smoking using the patch. But when you go to buy a box of patches you see they come in different strengths. (Usually a 7mg, 14mg, 21mg patches). So how do you pick the right dose of nicotine patch for you? The answer is that you must first assess your level […]

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HOW TO QUIT IN SEVEN DAYS?

by Dr. Antonio Howell, MD

in Blog, quit smoking

You are now ready to consider the following question: How and when do you want to quit smoking? There are only two ways to effectively quit smoking, immediately (cold turkey), or gradually. When you quit gradually, you use various methods to taper off before you have that last cigarette. Neither way is better than the […]

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