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Nicotine Delivery Systems that Help You Quit

Posted June 7th, 2013 in News by Steve

Nicotine delivery systems are a smoking cessation aid for long-time smokers. Tobacco’s addictive property is the nicotine, which induces the ‘high’ smokers need. Nicotine itself is harmless in low doses, and is comparable to caffeine. However, tobacco combustion produces many by-products like tar and carbon monoxide, which are harmful to the body. This is why those who are trying to quit are always looking for alternative ways to get nicotine into their systems.

Nicotine can be taken orally in many forms. It can be taken as lozenges and gums in a variety of flavours. There are also some forms which you can administer much like a breath spray. Nicotine taken orally seeps into the system through the mouth’s lining. Nicotine patches are also available, which deliver the substance through the skin. You can pick the dosage depending on how heavy a smoker you are.

There has been some criticism about these two types of nicotine delivery systems. They are not very effective in the long-term, as smokers still crave the physical sensation of smoking. Further, some of these are more costly than cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes are another form of nicotine delivery system. They deliver the nicotine through vapour from the device. They are more effective for those who enjoy smoking as it simulates the sensation of smoking a cigarette. A reported 67% of those who have tried e-cigarettes for the first time have reduced their cigarette consumption. It also helps long-term cessation, as the smoker has a substitute to satisfy their cravings.

The dangers of smoking are well-known, but for most smokers, quitting is a very hard thing to do. As new information comes to light about smoking cessation aids, more and more people have empowered themselves to quit.

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