Efficient Treatments To Stop Smoking
You do not have to fight smoking on your own. You can read below what treatments work and which do not, but keep in mind that the best ally you will always have is a strong will to quit. Those who tried patches, electronic cigarettes, drugs can tell you, in the end, they succeeded in quiting more easier than they imagined, with a simple effort of will.That is why so many people buy vape tanks for their e-cigs, buy nicotine gum, etc because it is proven to help fight the mental anguish of addiction.
Some drugs , herbal or not can be considered a real help and even if the effects are not the expected ones, at least you know you are not in this fight on your own. Placebo effect can be your friend too. I know it sounds weird, but it is true, placebo is a scientific fact.
Nicotine substitution therapy.
Here we include well known treatments like: patches, chewing gum, electronic cigarettes, herbal cigarettes, all containing a certain dose of nicotine.
Nicotine is the substance that makes the smoker an addict, when you quit smoking , the symptoms you feel are those of nicotine withdrawal. To prevent them you can use a nicotine based product that provides your the drug your body needs, therefore reduces withdrawal symptoms, without containing the other toxins found in regular cigarettes – carbon monoxide, tar, aromatic hydrocarbons and so on.
The bad news is that nicotine substitution is not a 100% method to quit smoking due to the fact that nicotine withdrawal it is only just a piece from the healing process. Even though you do not feel the need for smoking, the need of “taking a break” and grabbing something between your fingers will still be there. In other words mental dependence still exists.
- Nicorette transdermal patches
- Nicorette chewing gum
Prescription based drugs.
These function by blocking nicotine receptors in the brain. When you smoke these receptors “feel” the nicotine and trigger the production of dopamine, substance that creates that well-being sensation after you smoke. The anti-smoking drugs bind with the nicotine receptors tricking them to constantly release a certain amount of dopamine, therefore giving you a well-being sensation without smoking. It is the case of Bupropion sold under the commercial name of Zyban,WellButirin XL, Voxra, Aplenzin.
The other drug available in drug stores is Champix, which acts the same, but also blocks the nicotine receptors. You smoke, but feel no pleasure.
Unfortunately, these drugs, although more efficient that any other treatment, have many side effects you should consider before starting the treatment.