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A 26-year-old male asked:

I stopped smoking for a 3 month using nicotine gum but yesterday i couldn't handle it anymore , i bought a packet yesterday and i smoked, ?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
You relapsed: Which is part of any addiction treatment, whether tobacco, alcohol or heroin. Most people relapse at least once, and many relapse many, many times. Don't beat yourself up - it's called "abstinence violation syndrome." go back to the gum, or better consider use of skin patches, and get into a support system as well- having a program doubles the chance of your success. Consider Chantix as well.

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