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Medications That Can Help

Drugs Can Help You Quit Smoking

Only 5% to 10% of smokers who try to quit succeed. For the rest, the quick onset of withdrawal symptoms—craving, irritability, hunger, and headache—is too much; the brain begins to raise hell and demand a fresh dose of nicotine, which binds to certain receptors and causes the pleasurable release of dopamine.  Read More

E-Cigarettes: Safe Enough to Help You Quit?

Unlike conventional cigarettes, e-cigarettes only contain nicotine, as opposed to the hundreds of other harmful chemicals found in tobacco. They sound great, because unlike other nicotine replacement products (patches, gum, lozenges, and inhalers), they come the closest to mimicking the feel of smoking.  Read More