Tobacco Addiction & How to Beat It
It's tempting to believe that quitting tobacco is just a state of mind. Many people think that if you want to quit badly enough, all you need is willpower.
For sure, willpower, desire and determination all matter. But tobacco addiction is a medical condition. Beating it requires more than just willpower.
Using tobacco actually changes the chemistry in your brain. It increases the number of nicotine receptors in the brain. As the nicotine wears off in your body, those empty receptors make you want to smoke, vape, chew, or dip. Cravings can come on suddenly and be very uncomfortable.
When you decide to quit and change your habits, it can feel like your body just isn't cooperating.
Nicotine and Your Brain Video
EX will help you choose the right approach to help your body adjust as you quit tobacco. If you decide not to use medication, we'll help you explore other quit methods that may help.