When you are a smoker, it can be highly challenging to quit the habit because the nicotine in the cigarettes is so addictive. If you try and quit cold turkey, you will see how difficult it can be, and you may realise that you need some help to make stopping smoking a more manageable prospect. You may want to consider using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to aid you with quitting smoking, and below are some of the options you have available to you.
One of the most popular NRTs worldwide that millions of people have used to help them stop smoking is electronic cigarettes. There are various types of e-cigarettes available, but you can split them into two categories, which are as follows:
Mouth-To-Lung (MTL): A mouth-to-lung device is where you draw the smoke from the vaping device into your mouth before inhaling it into your lungs.
Direct-To-Lung (DTL): A direct-to-lung device is where you draw the smoke from your vaping device directly into your lungs and do not hold it in your mouth first.
You can get the e liquid you use for vaping in varying nicotine strengths, and there are also plenty of flavours from which you can choose. There is so much choice available that there is a suitable flavour and nicotine strength for everyone, and whenever you feel like smoking, all you do is take a drag on your vaping device.
Another aid you can consider using, which is popular, and many people have used to quit smoking successfully, is nicotine patches. You can get these patches in various places, including pharmacies, supermarkets, and online retailers, and they are available in different nicotine strengths. They are simple to use, and all you need to do is place the patch on any part of your skin to absorb the nicotine in the patch. It will last for around 24 hours and will slowly release nicotine keeping your urges and cravings to smoke at bay.
You can also choose to use chewing gum that has nicotine to help control your urges to smoke. It is readily available in supermarkets, pharmacies, and online retailers, and although there are limited flavours available, it does come in different nicotine strengths. Whenever you feel an urge to smoke coming on, you take out a piece of nicotine gum and start chewing it. Within a couple of minutes, the feeling of needing to smoke will soon pass, and you can carry on getting on with your day. You can also use this type of NRT in conjunction with other NRTs when you struggle to cope with your urges.
There are also nicotine lozenges you can use to help you quit smoking, and one of the best places to buy these is from online retailers. When you feel you want to smoke a cigarette, take out one of the lozenges like a hard-boiled sweet and put it in your mouth. You will not want to chew the lozenge and instead suck it like a sweet. The feeling you want to smoke will pass, and you can carry on with whatever you are doing.