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Your doctor may prescribe varenicline (Champix) or bupropion (Zyban) to help you cope with cravings for tobacco. These medicines are pills that don't contain nicotine.
You also can use nicotine replacement products. These do contain nicotine. There are many types.
Thinking about the facts and your feelings can help you make a decision that is right for you. Be sure you understand the benefits and risks of your options, and think about what else you need to do before you make the decision. Learn more about medicines to quit smoking at MyHealth.Alberta.ca. Use the search box to find the medicine you want (like "nicotine patch"). Talk to your doctor about the options you are interested in.
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Adaptation Date: 11/16/2021
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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