Nicotine is a highly addictive substance, which is one of the reasons it is so hard to stop smoking. Many people struggle with the willpower and mental fortitude required to give up smoking and often fall back into the habit of smoking cigarettes after trying to quit. However, an excellent way to combat this is using NRT (nicotine replacement therapy), which is available in many forms. Below are some of the various ones that you can use to help you with your quest to quit smoking that will give you an excellent chance of being successful.
Vaping is one of the most popular ways to help people stop smoking, and millions of people worldwide use various vaping devices. There are many different vaping devices available, and they are split into two categories, which are:
- Mouth-To-Lung: You first draw the device’s vape smoke into your mouth before inhaling it into your lungs.
- Direct-To-Lung: You draw the vape smoke directly into your lungs from the device.
As well as various devices you can use, there are also many choices available when it comes to the vapour juice you can use in your device. You can get varying nicotine strengths from 0mg up to 20mg, and there are so many flavours available it is hard to choose which one to try next.
Another highly effective NRT that you can consider using is nicotine patches, which you can purchase from supermarkets, pharmacies, and online. These are available in varying nicotine strengths, and they are discreet and straightforward to use. You place the patch on any area of skin on your body, and the skin absorbs the nicotine as the patch releases it. They can last for up to 24 hours and are an excellent way of controlling your cravings and urges for nicotine. You may struggle when you first start using these patches, and you may want to consider using another NRT in conjunction with the patches to ensure it satisfies your cravings.
You can also consider using nicotine gum as an NRT to help you keep your cravings under control. Nicotine gum has been around for a long time, and you no longer need a prescription to get it; you can purchase this in pharmacies and supermarkets throughout the country. You can get the gum in different nicotine strengths, and whenever you feel the urge to smoke coming on, put a piece in your mouth and start chewing. Your urge to smoke will soon pass, and you will be free to carry on with what you were doing without any distracting cravings.
There are also nicotine sprays that you can use as NRT, and there are two types of these available, which are as follows:
Oral Spray: The oral spray is administered through the mouth, and you spray it onto the back of your throat.
Nasal Spray: The nasal spray is like the oral one, but it is administered up the nose rather than in the mouth.
Whenever you feel an urge or craving coming on, use your spray, and you should be good to go for a while without any more cravings.