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What are the most effective alternative therapies for nicotine addiction?

Charles J. Sophy, MD
Adolescent Medicine
Nicotine addiction is very difficult to break, and most people need medical intervention of some type to help them. In addition to the gums, patches, or other medications, serious behavior modification may be necessary. Support groups, exercise, regular meals, meditation or relaxation techniques, and other lifestyle changes can help many people successfully quit smoking. 

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