Government Recommended Stop Smoking Products

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Most of the smokers know about the influence of smoking on their lives and they try to quit smoking but without any success. There are so many products available for smoking cessation that it is always wise to consult with your physician before taking any products. Almost all smoking cessation products have some kind of side effects or the other. There are some good over-the-counter products as well.

The best thing to do in such a situation is to go for smoking cessation products/methods which are recommended by the government. One such method is the Anticholinergic Block Method which is approved by The Food And Drug Administration. This method directly blocks the nicotine receptor sites unlike nicotine patches, gums or inhalers. As such, it provides immediate relief from the pain of nicotine withdrawal. It replaces the nicotine's effect on the body and reverts back the body chemistry to that of a non-smoker.

Another method is Zyban (bupropion hydrochloride). It was approved by FDA in May, 1997. It is not a typical nicotine replacement product. Rather, its effectiveness lies in helping the smoker to control his cravings and thoughts. It does not contain any amount of nicotine which make it stand out of the rest. It works by affecting the chemicals in the brain associated with nicotine addiction.

Two other products that are associated with smoking cessation are nicotine chewing gum and nicotine transdermal patch. The safety, mechanism of action, and abuse liability of the products was studied by a research team and consequently approved by FDA for treating nicotine addiction. The success rate of nicotine chewing gum varies considerably. However, it is a safe product. As for the nicotine transdermal patch, it delivers a constant amount of nicotine to the person wearing it.