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.
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Current as of: March 20, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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