Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) can assist in reducing withdrawal symptoms. This may come in the form of patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers, nasal sprays or oral medication. Doctors On Call can review the advantages and disadvantages of each therapy and help you to make the best informed decisions.
What is nicotine addiction? The average smoker takes about 200 hits of nicotine per day - 70,000 hits per year. The brain is always looking for more nicotine.
What is nicotine withdrawal? When you stop smoking, the nicotine receptors in your brain continue to crave nicotine. The majority of people feel better in 1-2 weeks, and the symptoms are usually gone in 3 months. Some common withdrawal symptoms:
- Craving for nicotine
- Challenge with concentrating
- Food cravings