Why nicotine products are better than smoking

There are so many available nicotine products. Some are available over the counter, while some are only used only when they are prescribed by a medical expert. These nicotine products include Bupropion (Zyban), Nicotine Nasal Spray (Nicotrol NS), Nicotine Inhaler (Nicotrol Inhaler), Nicotine patch (Nicotrol, generic, Habitrol, CQ, and Nicoderm), and Nicotine chewing gum (generic, Orange, Nicorette, and Mint). All these products do not have drug treatment over placebo. Also, all these products either nicotine chewing gums, lozenges, patches, etc. help a smoker to have control over his cravings to smoke.

This means that nicotine smoking creates the problem for you, while nicotine products solve the whole problems created. So, this really differentiates nicotine smoking from nicotine products.

Some of the aforementioned products are prescribed, while some other ones are available for sale over the counter. So, those ones that require prescription should not be used independently, but rather be used according to doctors’ or physicians’ prescription. So quitters do not harm yourself by taking the wrong decisions but, always have a heart to heart talk with your medical doctor. When you visit your medical doctor, he/she would thereafter give you the precautions and instructions to follow after prescribing the products to you. Note that, these should be carefully and strictly followed.

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These products have some interactions with most of the pain relievers available, blood thinners, and medications for high blood pressures. The guidelines that should be followed are: 1) Read ingredients and labels of these products. Make sure that you follow all the instructions based on recommended use strictly. Even if possible, consult your doctor before starting to use them. 2) Do not use products that contain nicotine if you are a nursing mother or if pregnant. This is because; it may have some negative effects on your baby and on you. So, in order to avoid this, you need to consult a health care professional who would advice you on the basic things to follow. 3) If you have dermatitis or skin disorders, and other skin allergies and rashes, you are advised not to use any of these products. 4) In case you take insulin or maybe you are under some medications prescription, for diabetes, you are also not advised to use these products.

If you are below the age of 18 years, or if you have heart diseases, high blood pressures, inflammations in your esophagus, stomach ulcers, or recent heart attacks, make sure you seek the advice of a physician before using any of these products.

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