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Is fade or sudden quitting good for heavy smoker?

Wed, December 09, 2020

By Rusan Healthcare

Smoking is extremely injurious to health & quitting will help you in getting a step closer to a healthy lifestyle. Once you have made up your mind, now arises the question “How do I Quit?”.There are many ways to quit smoking. Like the old saying goes “where there is a will, there is a way”. However, in this case there are certain more things which are required along with the strong will to Quit Smoking.

The 2 fundamental ways to quit smoking is with the help of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) or Cold turkey (sudden quitting without NRT). Let us discuss both the cases.

When a person quits suddenly:

Initially when the person quits suddenly it is due to the motivational factor. They undergo behavioural therapy which pushes one to quit. As and when time passes by the person suffers from withdrawal symptoms like irritability, insomnia & depression. In some cases the withdrawal symptoms are unbearable. Hence when the withdrawal symptoms become unbearable there are very high chances of relapse & a person might give in again.

But, when a person quits with the help of NRT:

As in the previous case the person does face the withdrawal symptoms. However, here we have NRT which helps them to cope up with the withdrawal symptoms. The medications help in controlling these withdrawal symptoms & hence double or triple the chances of quitting smoking. It acts as a support mechanism & helps in quitting.

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Disclaimer : Please note that the therapy schedule is recommended for 12 weeks as a Step-Down Therapy, this may vary from person to person depending on their severity of dependence."

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