Quit smoking: Try stop-smoking products
Don't be afraid to use stop-smoking products to help you quit. Stop-smoking products are a legitimate way to handle withdrawal symptoms and tobacco cravings. Several types of nicotine-replacement products are available. Nicotine patches, gum and lozenges, are available over-the-counter. Nicotine nasal spray and the nicotine inhaler are available by prescription. In addition, two quit-smoking medications that don't contain nicotine are available by prescription. Talk to your health care provider about which stop-smoking products may be right for you.
Video: Smoking — Anatomy of nicotine addiction
This animation illustrates how smoking changes your brain, causing nicotine addiction.
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Hookah smoking: Is it safer than cigarette smoking?
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Quitting smoking: 10 ways to resist tobacco cravings
Each time you resist a tobacco craving, you're one step closer to stopping tobacco use for good. Use these tips to fight off cravings.
Quit-smoking products: Boost your chance of success
Many quit-smoking products are available and using one or more can greatly increase your chance of success. Check out your options.
Smokeless tobacco products
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