If you are a smoker or you know someone who is, you know it is a daunting task to get rid of the habit. The main reason for it is Nicotine-the ingredient in tobacco products that is very addictive. Nicotine makes you feel unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal when you don’t get the amount your body is used to. While the withdrawal symptoms usually go away after you quit smoking for a few weeks, some people suggest using nicotine replacement therapy and they can ease the transition and make quitting easier.
How do Nicotine Replacement Therapies actually work?
Nicotine replacement therapies supply small amounts of nicotine to your body through a product like gum or a nicotine patch. The different products vary in the time it takes for the nicotine to enter and stay in your body. While your body continues to get nicotine in your system, you won’t be exposed to the other harmful chemicals that are found in tobacco. Nicotine replacement won’t help with any emotional connection you may have to smoke but it can help in reducing your cravings and the physical symptoms of withdrawal associated with it.
There are varieties of Nicotine Replacement Therapies available in the market. Some of them are:
Nicotine Patch: This patch is applied directly on a dry and clean surface of your body. Slowly and steadily, it releases nicotine to our body.
Nicotine Gum: You can buy this from any pharmacy and is available in strengths of 2 mg and 4 mg. The nicotine is immediately received by the body through the mucous membranes in your mouth when you chew it.
Nicotine Lozenges: Nicotine lozenges are also available at the pharmacies. You suck on them, so you get the nicotine slowly.
Nicotine Inhaler: For this, you need a prescription from a doctor. The inhaler released nicotine when you attach the cartridge to a mouthpiece and inhale.
Nicotine Nasal Spray: This nasal spray lets you squirt a quick burst of nicotine into your bloodstream through your nose.

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