There are various nicotine substitutes and medications to help you in your withdrawal and avoid or at least relieve the lack syndromes.
The best is to consult a doctor who will evaluate your smoker profile and offer you a personalized care.
In any case, whatever the method and nicotine substitute chosen: it is essential that the smoker believes in the effectiveness of (s) the method (s) he will choose.
- Nicotine gums. It should not be chewed like a chewing gum but only for a few seconds and then held between the cheek and the gum.
- Sublingual tablets. These are small pellets to let melt under the tongue. They can be offered to smokers who do not like gums or have dental appliances.
- Nicotine transdermal patches. These patches cause a slow and progressive release of nicotine. It is best not to smoke under patch.
- The inhaler and the nicotine spray.
They can be partially covered by the Health Insurance, up to 50 euros per year; and 150 euros for pregnant women.
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