Quitting Smoking


Assess Your Tobacco Use

Whether you want to think about kicking your tobacco habit or not, you might find it interesting to take a look at the ways tobacco has worked its way into your everyday life. Check your response: Rarely Sometimes Often Smoking or chewing tobacco is something I do when I’m out having a good time with friends. I smoke or…

Bupropion (Zyban) for Quitting Smoking

Discusses bupropion (Zyban or Wellbutrin), medicine to help you quit smoking by reducing your craving for tobacco. Covers how well it works and side effects. Also covers risks related to taking bupropion.

Comparing Nicotine Replacement Methods

Nicotine replacement therapies are helpful for people who quit smoking. They are available in several forms, such as patches, gum, lozenges, nasal sprays, and inhalers. All forms of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) work equally well. But talk with your doctor about what products might be best for you and what dosage…

Comparing Stop-Smoking Medicines

Several medicines can help you stop smoking. You can take medicine to reduce your craving for nicotine. You also can use nicotine replacement products to reduce cravings and give you smaller and smaller amounts of nicotine. Your doctor can help you decide which medicine—or combination of medicines—will work best for…