Smoking is one of the most dangerous things we do to our bodies, and it is a highly challenging habit to quit. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance, and it requires a lot of willpower to stop smoking successfully. However, you can consider using NRT (nicotine replacement therapy) to help you quit. There are many of these available, and below are some of the various ones you may want to try and give you the best chance of quitting smoking successfully.
Nicotine patches can be an excellent way to help you quit smoking, and they can keep away the urges and cravings you get to have a cigarette throughout the day. They are available in various nicotine strengths, and you can purchase them from pharmacies and supermarkets. You will need to choose a suitable strength nicotine patch and then put it anywhere on your body where there is exposed skin. The patch leeches out nicotine throughout the day that your skin absorbs and keeps your cravings at bay. You can also use them discreetly and place them on the part of your skin out of sight, and many people have used this NRT to quit smoking and not look back.
Another NRT that millions of people worldwide use successfully, is vaping. There are many different types of vaping devices, but you can split them down into two categories, which are:
You will need to decide what type of vaping device you want to use, and it is often best to go to your local shop and ask for advice. For tasty and high-quality vape liquid, UK vapers are spoilt for choice with the abundance of flavours available. You can choose a flavour you love or a variety of them, so you always have something different available. Whenever you feel the urge to smoke coming on, you puff on your vape device, and the cravings will soon subside. You will need to slowly reduce the nicotine strength of the vape juice you use until you get to the point you no longer need to vape. You can then decide whether to carry on vaping nicotine-free vape juice or quit entirely.
There are also nicotine sprays that you can use to help control your cravings and urges for a cigarette. There are two types of sprays that you can use for this, which are:
- Oral Nicotine Spray – A small pump bottle that you spray into the back of your mouth and throat.
- Nasal Nicotine Spray – Also a small pump bottle but you put the end up your nose and spray.
The nasal passage and back of your throat have many capillaries that absorb the nicotine spray quickly and gives you relief from your cravings. Whenever you feel one coming on, use your preferred spray, and the feelings will soon subside.
These are only three of the NRTs you can use to help you quit smoking, but there are more available you can consider. Try talking to your doctor about the options you have available and see what they recommend, and take your first step to become an ex-smoker.