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How can I quite smoking?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Set a quit date and

Deal with it in many ways.
Nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers) are effective and safe, zyban (bupropion) is also effective but has side effects and needs a doctors prescription and monitoring. Chantix (varenicline) has had the best success (almost 40% quit rates) but can increase depression and some heart problems. Behavioral programs, & cold turkey work for some.

In brief: Set a quit date and

Deal with it in many ways.
Nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers) are effective and safe, zyban (bupropion) is also effective but has side effects and needs a doctors prescription and monitoring. Chantix (varenicline) has had the best success (almost 40% quit rates) but can increase depression and some heart problems. Behavioral programs, & cold turkey work for some.
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