According to global statistics, India ranks under top four in terms of tobacco related deaths. With a million deaths per year, it is not hard to believe. We know that it is easier said than done and smoking is an addiction that is even harder to get rid of.
While your willpower is your best tool in the process of quitting smoking, we have put together the most effective ways to quit smoking for you.
Nicotine patches are the most effective ways to quit smoking / tobacco. A nicotine patch is a transdermal patch (24 hour patch) which provides a measured dose of harmless nicotine through the skin. As a nicotine doses are lowered over a course of weeks, the tobacco users are weaned off nicotine slowly and steadily, minimizing the withdrawal symptoms. Nicotine patches are available at a majority of medical stores and come in a variety of strengths. Depending upon your dependency on nicotine, you can purchase patches of lighter or heavier doses. 2baconil has patches available with strengths of 21mg, 14mg and 7mg. If you smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day, you need to start with 21mg nicotine patches and eventually go down to 7mg. and If you smoke less than 20 cigarettes a day, you need to start with 14mg nicotine patches and eventually go down to 7mg.
Just as nicotine patches, Nicotine gum is a type of chewing gum that delivers nicotine to the body. It is used as an aid in nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for smoking/Tobacco cessation and quitting smokeless tobacco. The nicotine is delivered to the bloodstream via absorption by the tissues in the mouth. At 2baconil, we make 2 mg & 4 mg nicotine gums which can be consumed as per your dependency.
A nicotine lozenge is a tablet that contains a dose of nicotine which dissolves slowly in the mouth to release the nicotine. The nicotine is absorbed through the lining of the mouth and enters the blood vessels. It is used as an aid in nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), a process for smoking/ Tobacco cessation. Nicotine Lozenges comes in 2 strengths, 2Mg & 4Mg. depending upon the severity of smoking addiction one needs to follow the suitable therapy. For smokers who smoke less than 20 cigarettes a day he has to start therapy with 2mg lozenge. 4mg lozenges used if smoker smokes more than 20 cigarettes a day. 4mg is taken as per the recommendation by doctors.
National Tobacco Cessation Quit line, 1800-22-77-87 is a helpline launched by tobacco intervention initiative of the IDA. You can log on to TII’s website to know about their centres and services provided by the helpline.
There are multiple NGOs that are working towards eradication of tobacco and will provide you with treatment upon contact.
While all of these given methods are highly effective, the process of quitting smoking is a long and hard one. It will take physical as well as mental strength to completely quit smoking. Making sure that you are in the right state of mind is very, very important. Here are a few ways to make sure of that.
As boring as it sounds, it is pretty helpful. Meditation helps you focus your energy to what you want to focus on. It also brings clarity of your actions to yourself. In the process of quitting smoking, you need to be clear about your goal and focused on the way to do it.
Talk to a friend
This is to ensure you don’t build up frustration or irritation inside you as this process will test you. You will be fighting against your own brain that is addicted. And your brain will fight back. You need to be at your personal best and talking to someone will help you release some energy and help you be more stable. Talking to a professional therapist would be the best as they would be able to advise you as well.
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