- Q Are there any medications or treatments for helping me get off nicotine?
Burke Lennihan RN CCH, Integrative MedicineYes, there are some excellent natural medications which can be used instead of conventional medications if you prefer. First you need a natural product to reduce your addiction to nicotine, then with a natural product to clear the tar out of your lungs.... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for nicotine addiction recovery?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThere was a time when going cold turkey - simply stopping all tobacco use - was pretty much the only way to quit smoking. This strategy actually works for some people. Today, though, there are a lot of safe, really helpful tools to help as you recover... Full Answer
- Q What is the best way to stop smoking?
Dr. Dean Ornish, Internal MedicineMost people who give up cigarettes do so on their own, without joining a formal stop-smoking program. The single most important factor for people who successfully quit smoking was the belief and confidence that they could do it. And you can do... Full Answer
- Q What is nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmacyNicotine replacement therapy refers to both over-the-counter and prescription medications that curb nicotine cravings and help people stop smoking or using smokeless tobacco. It works by introducing low doses of nicotine into the body. Nicotine... Full Answer
- Q How long do I have to quit smoking until my lifespan goes up significantly?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineYou get one year of life back after three months of quitting, two years after five months, three years after eight months, four years after 13 months, five years after 15 months, etc., until you get all the years you lost back if you quit before age 35.... Full Answer