Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Quitting Tobacco
How Well It Works
Using some form of nicotine replacement therapy doubles your chances of quitting smoking.Reference 2 All forms of nicotine replacement products appear to be about equally effective when used properly.
Combining the use of the nicotine patch with another form of nicotine replacement therapy or bupropion increases your chances of success. Talk to your doctor before you combine NRTs.
Your chances of quitting are best when you combine nicotine replacement therapy with a complete smoking cessation program that includes setting a quit date, having a plan in place for dealing with Reference smoking triggers, and getting support from a doctor, counselor, or support group.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: July 6, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference John Hughes, MD - Psychiatry