A 42-year-old member asked:
Can you prevent smoking withdrawal?
4 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Preventive Medicine 40 years experience
1: Cigarette smokiing cessation can be aided by adding in nicotene containing prescription products. These will help with the withdrawl significantly. I have used the Nicotrol inhalers and nicotene gum frequently in my patients. There are some other prescription medications that help, like wellbutrin (bupropion) and clonidine.
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Addiction Medicine 25 years experience
Limit, not prevent: You can try to limit or minimize your nicotine withdrawal by slowly tapering your smoking. Then, you can switch to the nicotine gum/patch/lozenge to further taper and step down the amount of nicotine. The slower one goes, the more successful it tends to be.
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Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
No: Even when you smoke you go through low grade withdrawal. It can be minimized with treatment but can only be avoided by being completely off nicotine products.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
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