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Nicotine Replacement Therapy to Quit Tobacco

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

World No Tobacco Day to be Celebrated Today

Tobacco products are considered as a major factor in deaths worldwide. According to data from the World Health Organization, about 8 million people die every year in the world due to the consumption of tobacco products. Keeping this in mind, 31 May is celebrated as ‘World No Tobacco Day’ every year. Its purpose is to make people aware of the ill effects of tobacco consumption, so that they can distance themselves from this harmful product.

There are many people who want to quit tobacco, but are not able to quit due to addiction. Nicotine replacement therapy may be the most effective solution for such people. Experts believe that this therapy makes it very easy to quit tobacco.

What is Nicotine Replacement Therapy?

Nicotine replacement therapy is one of the most common ways to quit tobacco products. During this therapy, the body is given a limited amount of nicotine by various means as an alternative to tobacco products to make it easier to quit tobacco products. The following methods are used during this therapy.

Nicotine Patch : Nicotine patches have to be applied on the skin. Through this, a certain amount of nicotine reaches the body. Depending on your need, you can use 16-hour (for smokers) or 24-hour patches.

Lodges: It is like a refressing cube which dissolves as soon as it is placed in the mouth. As it dissolves, a certain amount of nicotine is released from it.

Chewing gum: It is like a normal chewing gum, which when chewed, removes nicotine from it. You can chew it when you feel the need for tobacco or smoking. Experts say that when you are chewing nicotine chewing gum, do not take any acidic drinks like coffee, beer, soda etc. during or before 15 minutes.

Tablets: Nicotine tablets have to be placed under the tongue, which slowly dissolve in the mouth and provide a fixed amount of nicotine to the body.

It is necessary to note here that all the above mentioned options of nicotine therapy are of different strengths. Before taking any of these, please consult the doctor according to your need. Lodges and chewing gums are considered the best options.

Why is Nicotine Replacement Therapy needed?

Nicotine is the main active compound present in tobacco, due to which a person becomes addicted to tobacco. When a person takes tobacco or smoking, nicotine rapidly reaches the brain through the circulatory system and releases various neurotransmitters, including dopamine, glutamate, and GABA. Dopamine is a hormone that makes you feel good. Glutamate induces the release of dopamine and GABA hormones.

If you regularly consume tobacco products, it makes your suppression function insensitive, which greatly increases the effect of nicotine in the body. This is the reason that when you stop taking nicotine, you are called a lot. Nicotine replacement therapy is used to remove this summation without any side effects.

Here you need to pay attention that with nicotine replacement therapy, you do not get away from tobacco products at all. After quitting tobacco products you feel different, you have to create a mindset to deal with such psychological effects. For this, you can use the work out, relaxation technique. To quit tobacco, it is very important to have determination with different types of therapy.

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