Quitting smoking by going cold turkey has a high chance of failure, with as little as 3% of people trying this method being successful. An excellent way to increase your chances of success is by using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to stop smoking and by slowly reducing the nicotine strength and weaning yourself off your reliance on it. You can use many different NRTs to help you with this, and below, you can find a selection that you can consider using to increase your chances of quitting smoking successfully.
There are two types of nicotine sprays you can use, which can be an effective way of controlling your cravings to smoke. You can use an oral or nasal spray, which works similarly and use the capillaries in the nose and mouth to absorb the nicotine in the liquid. When you feel the urge to smoke increasing in strength, simply take out the pump-action spray bottle and spray it in your nose or mouth, depending on which one you use, and the feeling of wanting to smoke will soon go away.
Another popular NRT that millions of people worldwide have used to help them quit smoking is nicotine patches. These patches help to keep a constant level of nicotine in your system, so you do not get any physical cravings for nicotine. You place a patch on any part of your skin at the start of the day, and you can go about your business without worrying about cigarette cravings. The nicotine patches last for around 24 hours and are available in varying nicotine strengths, so you can reduce the dose and wean yourself off your nicotine addiction slowly.
One of the most popular NRTs worldwide is vaping, and there are many different types of vaping devices you can use and lots of delicious flavours of vape juice. You can get simple-to-use disposable e-cigs with nicotine or get something highly customisable to personalise your vaping experience. You can get the e-liquids in varying nicotine strengths, from 20mg down to 0mg, so you can wean yourself off the nicotine until you reach the point you no longer require it. The vast array of flavours of e-liquids can make it a highly pleasurable experience and much easier for you when trying to quit smoking cigarettes.
You often find that people using other NRTs will also occasionally use nicotine gum when they are having a bad day and struggling to cope with their cravings. It is okay to use nicotine gum in conjunction with other NRTs, and there are a couple of flavours from which you can choose. It is also available in different nicotine strengths, and when you feel like you want to smoke, start chewing a piece of gum, and the feeling will soon go away.
These are a few options of NRTs you can consider using to help you give up smoking, but there are more options available. Talk to your doctor about your intentions to quit smoking, and see what advice and support they can offer, which can give you the help you require to ensure you do not go back to smoking cigarettes again.