Alone, in a group or with the help of a doctor, there are many ways to quit smoking. With or without medication.
The best way to do it
Alone, in a group, with the help of a tobacconist or without a nicotine substitute: it’s up to you to choose the way that suits you best.
Be careful, however: if you are highly to very highly addicted, the help of a tobaccoologist, your family doctor or at least taking nicotine substitutes are preferable to avoid relapses. There is always a cause for dependence or addiction to tobacco or any other substance. Indeed, specialists say that in the case of addictive behaviour, the underlying problem must first be identified so that it can then be solved.
Contrary to popular belief, motivation alone is not enough. Choose the right time: for some, it will be the holidays, the start of a new activity or a quiet moment before the arrival of the grandchildren.
Nicotine Replacement Therapies: Instructions for Use
They can be very useful to you… if you use them properly. First of all, you should know that they require a treatment of about three months and no more than six months.
This is important, many relapses occur because the treatment is stopped too early.
Choose the form (lozenges, gum, patch, inhaler) according to your smoking habits and the dosage according to the number of cigarettes usually smoked.
In general, gums and lozenges are recommended for ex-smokers who lack the gesture. Patches are reserved for those who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day.
And if you relapse…
Don’t worry, you’ll get there. It takes an average of three withdrawal attempts to reach a permanent stop. Don’t get discouraged and don’t give up.
The method used may not have been the right one. Try something else and why not acupuncture or hypnosis which give very good results…