Smoking is one of the most destructive bad habits of human health, as it affects all body systems and affects them with various diseases, especially cancer, as global research has confirmed that it is one of the leading causes of cancer.The American Cancer Center stated that in the past years, a group of medications appeared to help quit smoking, and scientific research has confirmed their effectiveness in helping smokers to quit smoking.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 7 types of smoking cessation medications to help people stop smoking safely and effectively, but consult a physician to choose the most appropriate one for each individual’s health condition.
Three types of over-the-counter medications are available in most pharmacies, and can help relieve nicotine withdrawal symptoms when used according to the instructions.
Four types of medication are available, but a doctor’s visit is necessary before taking them without a prescription.
Inhalation of nicotine
Nasal spray with nicotine
Zyban (bupropion) – antidepressant
Chantix (Varenicline) – a drug that blocks the effects of nicotine in the brain