Ways to Beat Nicotine Addiction

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 27, 2012

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Ways to Beat Nicotine AddictionIt is never easy to beat nicotine addiction; it is an addictive and dangerous drug. Here are some ways to beat nicotine addiction.

[Read: Kick the Smoking Habit]

Identify your reason to Quit Nicotine

The very first step is to identify your reason to quit. Note down the reason that is most important to you, for instance, smoke induced sickness or your children's health. 


Change your Habits

According to the National Women's Health Information Center, one must plan ahead before trying to quit smoking. Get rid of cigarettes, lighters, ashtrays from your home, work, and car. To avoid nicotine urges have something chewable in your mouth. For instance you can use cinnamon sticks, toothpicks or straws, sugar-free hard candy and gum. 

Beat nicotine addiction step by step. If you are used to smoke along with a cup of coffee or tea then first change this habit.


Share your Goal

Ones you have known your reason to quit smoking inform your family members and close buddies about your plan. Ask them to be supportive and not chew or smoke nicotine around you. If any of your friend or relative is addicted to nicotine then encourage them to quite, it is always easier with supportive partners.

According to the American Cancer Society, encouragement and active support from friends, family and co-workers can significantly help to beat nicotine addiction.

[Read: It is Never Too Late to Stop]

Join support Groups

For long and successful nicotine cessation you can join quite smoking support group. 


Consult your Doctor

Talk to your doctor about prescription medications and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to help with nicotine addiction. If you smoke more than ten cigarettes a day then NRT is the best solution for you. In NRT therapy patient’s body is given smaller supply of nicotine to your body than what it is used to. NRT is available in form of nasal spray, patches, gums and inhalers.


Alternative Therapy


Alternative therapies such as acupuncture and hypnosis are also helpful ways to beat nicotine addiction. According to the Help Guide, hypnosis and acupuncture positively helps in smoking cessation and in management of smoking withdrawal symptoms.

  • Professional hypnotists can help you beat nicotine addiction. To increase the chances of succeeding, hypnosis can be used in conjunction with other medications and therapies.
  • Acupuncture helps to reduce withdrawal symptoms of nicotine addiction. Treatment starts few days before the person actually plans to quit.


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