Curb those cravings
Cigarettes contain nicotine. By smoking regularly and over a long period of time, your body becomes dependent on it. Giving up smoking can cause nicotine withdrawal symptoms, which include cravings, headaches, feeling irritable and not being able to sleep. Stop smoking medicines can help you manage these withdrawal symptoms.
There are three types of stop smoking medicines:
- Champix tablets (varenicline)
- Zyban tablets (bupropion)
- Nicotine replacement therapies (NRT), including patches, gum, lozenges, microtabs, inhalators and nasal sprays
All are available from the NHS with a prescription, and NRT can also be bought from pharmacies and other shops (such as supermarkets) without a prescription.
Evidence indicates that e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking, with similar or better results than nicotine replacement therapies such as patches or gum. It is important to use your e-cigarette enough to properly manage your cravings – people who use e-cigarettes too little or too rarely have less success at quitting smoking. The most effective way to quit is with face-to-face expert support and this is available free One You Plymouth. People who combine e-cigarettes with this extra help have a very good chance of success – in 2014-15, two out of three people who did so managed to quit smoking. To book your appointment with a One You Plymouth practitioner – link to online booking.”
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