SMOKING MEDICATION

 

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Quitting smoking with the aid of medication can greatly increase your chances of stopping successfully.

Research indicates that using nicotine replacement therapy can increase the success rate of quitting by up to 70%.

 

If you’re looking for prescribed medication to help you kick the habit, or just want advice on the most effective over-the-counter medicine - speak to one of our doctors online now. Our GPs can discuss your efforts to quit smoking, talk through the challenges you’re facing and prescribe drugs to help you resist cravings and stop smoking once and for all.

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Why is smoking so hard to quit?

Smoking is one of the worst things you can do to your body, so why is it so hard to kick the habit?
 
The addiction to cigarettes is twofold, both chemical and psychological.
 
Chemically, nictotine is one of the most addictive substances known to man - often being compared to illegal drugs like cocaine and even heroin.
 
It affects chemicals in your brain like noradrenaline and dopamine, changing your mood and producing pleasurable feelings.
 
The habits surrounding cigarettes become ingrained and often turn into a crutch, with smokers self-medicating any time they feel stressed or anxious.