Nicotine Replacement Therapy Smoking Cessation


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Nicotine Replacement Therapy Smoking Cessation

  1. 1. ==== ====How I Quit Smoking? Check out ====Nicotine Replacement TherapyNicotine replacement therapy, or NRT, is a smoking cessation method. When asked while peoplewill not quit smoking, the fear of related withdrawal symptoms was the number one reason formany people. If you quit smoking today, nicotine would still be in your body for as many as fourmore days.Why is nicotine such a problem for quitting smoking and leading to withdrawal problems?Because nicotine, which is found naturally in tobacco, is very highly addicting. Quitting smoking isall the more difficult, because the smoker has developed a dependency to the nicotine. So eventhough you very much want to quit smoking, and want to quit today, the related withdrawalsymptoms like headaches, dizziness, sleeping problems, anger, and even depression can make itimpossible to do so.Nicotine replacement therapy, or NRT, is a method of quitting smoking by using a product that willdeliver nicotine into the bloodstream on a reduced and diminishing dosage than the smoker isgetting from cigarettes. The nicotine in the NRT products also do not have the same toxins thatare found in cigarette smoke.Nicotine Replacement Therapy And The American Heart AssociationThe American Heart Association believes that nicotine transdermal patches and other nicotinesubstitution drug products, such as nicotine gum, can help smokers quit when used as part of acomprehensive smoking cessation program. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) has beenshown to be safe and effective in helping people stop using cigarettes when used as part of acomprehensive smoking cessation program.Nicotine Replacement Therapy ProductsNRT products are available as gums and patches over the counter, and there are sprays andinhalers where you will need a prescription. What is important to continue to remember is thatnicotine replacement therapy is still using nicotine, and thus it is very important that the smokerdoes not cheat and continue to smoke while using it. If this was the case, then the amount ofnicotine is going to be increased to possible toxic levels, and increase the nicotine addictionproblem.The nicotine replacement therapy approach allows the smoker to quit with less nicotine withdrawalproblems, while also allowing for the smoking habit and anchors to be discontinued. This isimportant to note, because smoking can be both a physical and a psychological addiction issue,
  2. 2. and NRT is only going to aid by getting rid of the craving for nicotine - not the underlying reasonfor why the person is smoking.Nicotine Replacement Therapy SuccessThe goal in using nicotine replacement therapy is to stop smoking completely. If you plan to takenicotine medications begin using them on the day you quit.Quitting smoking is typically going to cause withdrawal symptoms, and the smoker knows that theway to get rid of these is by smoking a cigarette. Therefore, getting nicotine in another way likefrom the nicotine replacement products is a way to get rid of the problems from withdrawal whilequitting smoking.NRT and its more gradual approach than quitting immediately, allows the smoker to focus onaddressing the psychological issues that are going to be necessary to keep them from starting tosmoke again, instead of the physical pain and discomfort from the nicotine withdrawal. Addingcounseling, or using a program like Quit Smoking Today, can increase the success of the nicotinereplacement therapy.Quit smoking today is something that all smokers want to do and have even tried to do, but for somany it just doesnt seem possible. Quit smoking today and wonderful things are going to happen- come to Quit Smoking Today to learn how Source: ====How I Quit Smoking? Check out ====