Quitting medications can make quitting much more comfortable, and increase your chance of success.
You can choose to use prescription medications. These include varenicline, bupropion, nicotine inhalers, and nicotine nasal spray.
If you have insurance, most health plans offer quitting medication at no or very low cost to members. Call the number on the back of your insurance card to check on your benefits
When you're ready, set your quit date. Setting a quit date gives you time to get ready, and gives you something to work toward.
Learn about Varenicline (Chantix®)
Learn about Bupropion (Zyban®)
Learn about the nicotine inhaler (Nicotrol® inhaler)
Learn about nicotine nasal spray
Compare the pros and cons of Varenicline, Bupropion, the nicotine inhaler, and the nicotine nasal spray.
Those trying to stop smoking are often puzzled by the use of nicotine replacement therapy while trying to quit smoking. “Why am I using nicotine when I want to get off nicotine?”
This question is a good one, and deserves some explanation...