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How can I eliminate nicotine cravings?

How can I eliminate nicotine cravings?

Many ways: Nicotine replacement therapy is generally the best first approach in people who are trying "will power" and finding things to divert your attention from it. Patches, gum and lozenges all work. Two medications - bupropion (zyban, wellbutrin) and varenicline (chantix) also reduce cravings. Some people have success with hypnosis and acupuncture, as well as herbal medicines like lobeline. Good luck! ...Read more

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Help please! i don't know when will the nicotine cravings stop?

Help please! i don't know when will the nicotine cravings stop?

It can go on for: some time, at least several weeks if not a month or more. If the cravings are severe, getting in the way of your life, or making it likely you will relapse to tobacco, I would strongly consider nicotine replacement therapy, either with patches in tapering doses (21 mg to 14 mg to 7 mg every 1-2 weeks), or just use gum/lozenges when they are bad. Congrats on quitting, and try to stay quit. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for nicotine cravings to go away?

I WONDER: I gave up smoking in 1970 but my feet are still addicted. They want to go into any tobacco store i pass. I still have to be very firm with them and order them to walk in the opposite direction. But i did quit. With less damage than if i had continued. ...Read more

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Is there any way to avoid nicotine cravings?

Nicotine: It has mood altering effects, being both a stimulant & a relaxant. Best info. Regarding details of effects can be obtained if you go online & google the word "nicotine". ...Read more

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I am using almond and raisins to counter my nicotine cravings, will this make me gain weight?

I am using almond and raisins to counter my nicotine cravings, will this make me gain weight?

Food: Calories are calories. I am not sure what you are really asking. If you eat too many calories in a day and do not burn them off with exercise or activity then weight gain is possible. There are no calories that do not count. ...Read more

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How long after quitting smoking will I stop craving nicotine?

Varies: Typically, two weeks before your nicotine addiction is assuaged. However, psychological addiction can take longer to conquer. People have "drug dreams" with nicotine for years after cessation. Don't give in to cravings when they happen. Be resolved to stop smoking. See: ask for support http://health.Nih.Gov/topic/smokingcessation/from the nih website on smoke cessation. ...Read more

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Can i take chantix and use the patch? I'm on chantix but i'm still craving the nicotine. What can I do?

Keep it simple: If the Chantix is not working after a couple of weeks, you might consider stopping this medication in consultation with your physician. Then use the patch and reduce the dose very gradually. Mutual support helps; you might want to attend meetings of nicotine anonymous. ...Read more

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Why do I get cravings for nicotine and alcohol when I take adderral?

Why do I get cravings for nicotine and alcohol when I take adderral?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): If you smoke cigarettes you will fiend for them while on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). For instance, a social smoker to go out for a smoke and end up chain-smoking three or four cigarettes just because of how enjoyable they are on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and alcohol can be potentially dangerous Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will dampen your body's natural response to being tired, too intoxicated, read more: http://www.Drugs-forum.Com/foru. ...Read more

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I was wondering about tips to cut cravings for nicotine w/o NRT because my parents are making me quit cold turkey me biting under 18?

I was wondering about tips to cut cravings for nicotine w/o NRT because my parents are making me quit cold turkey me biting under 18?

Acupuncture Hypnosis: Acupuncture and hypnosis are very helpful for cutting the nicotine cravings. Exercise is also very useful. Here's a link from the Cleveland Clinic with some more info: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2014/10/want-to-quit-smoking-acupuncture-can-help-you-with-cravings/ ...Read more