Aids to help quit smoking, chantix, zyban nicotine gum, nicotine patch

Quitting Aids

One part of helping is learning about quitting aids.  This chart shows the most common ones:

Quitting Aid How To Use It Where To Get it
Nicotine patch Stick to skin on upper body. Follow directions carefully. Over the counter at drugstores, grocery stores, discount stores, or by prescription.
Nicotine gum Chew briefly. Then place it between cheek and gum. Follow directions carefully. Over the counter at drugstores, grocery stores, discount stores, or by prescription.
Nicotine inhaler or nasal spray

Inhaler: inhale through mouth.

Spray: spray into the nose. Follow directions carefully.

Pharmacy (prescription only).
Nicotine lozenges Dissolve in mouth slowly, one at a time. Follow directions carefully. Over the counter at drugstores, grocery stores, discount stores, or by prescription.
Prescription pills (Zyban, Chantix) Take pill prescribed by doctor. Start 1-2 weeks before quitting smoking. Pharmacy (prescription only).

 

 

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