There are many stop smoking programs that are available today, but there are some that do not deliver what they offer and should be checked into before paying money for the programs.
The main programs that should be avoided are those that claim that they provide easy, almost instantaneous results from their easy to follow program. There are also programs that offer injections or pills that have secret ingredients that help people to stop smoking without effort on their part and these should be avoided as well. Checking into the Better Business Bureau when choosing a program is also a good idea to see whether the program is registered with them and whether there have been any complaints about the program. Most credible programs charge reasonable fees and will give references of people who have used the program.
There are usually two aspects to stopping smoking that have to be addressed in order to be successful with it.
There is the physical aspect of stopping smoking and there is also the mental aspect of it. Therefore, stopping smoking is often made easier when there are patches or gums that are used to decrease the amount of nicotine in the body gradually so that the mental aspects can be addressed in the meantime. There are many different types of nicotine patches and gums to choose from so that the best one can be chosen for that person’s system.
For example, nicotine gum such as Nicorette Nicotine Gum is a very popular stop smoking aid and widely used by ex-smokers. It is one of the most commonly talked about products to help you quit smoking, and one well worth trying. You don’t need a prescription for nicotine gum and all you need to do is to chew the gum whenever you have a desire for a cigarette. These gums contain nicotine that is released in your body when chewing.
There can be some side effects from using these different nicotine patches and gums and the people using them should follow the directions on these items and talk to the doctor about them to make sure that the right amounts are taken in terms of the amount that the person used to smoke. There can be some headaches, dizziness and racing heartbeat problems when stopping smoking in terms of these nicotine patches. In more extreme reactions, there can be nausea and vomiting. When using nicotine gums to stop smoking, there are other side effects such as mouth sores or throat irritation. In addition, there is the chance that the gum itself would become addictive, so that the individuals using it to stop smoking then end up using the gum afterwards for over a year.
In order to help with the metal aspects of stopping smoking, there are programs and groups that can help to create an environment of support for the person while they are in the beginning stages when it is the most difficult.