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Medications can help you stop smoking by controling the urge to smoke.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved five medications to help you quit smoking:
Bupropion SR—Available by prescription.
Nicotine gum—Available over-the-counter.
Nicotine inhaler—Available by prescription.
Nicotine nasal spray—Available by prescription.
Nicotine patch—Available by prescription and over-the-counter. Ask your health care provider for advice and carefully read the information on the package.
All of these medications may double your chances of quitting smoking for good.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|