Nicotine Withdrawal – Best Ways To Cope

March 18, 2007 by  
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By Sacha Tarkovsky

When you stop smoking Nicotine withdrawal symptoms instantly kick in.

This applies to people who want to quit smoking as well as those who are subject to smoking bans and as any smoker knows they can be intense.

So how can you cope with nicotine withdrawal symptoms and what are the best products? Let’s find out.

Nicotine Replacement therapy NRT

There are several products that are on the market and they include

1. Nicotine patches

Which deliver a measured dose of Nicotine through the skin via a patch which looks like an oversized plaster.

2. Nicotine Gum

Delivers nicotine via chewing gum in varying strength

3. Inhalers or puffers

You simply suck an inhale from what looks like a plastic cigarette.

Which is best?

It really is down to personal preference and none of the above is really better as such it just depends on which method you like

Other methods of coping with nicotine withdrawal that are not NRT include

1. Zyban

Bupropion hydrochloride, known as Zyban was originally developed to treat depression.

Smokers who used it for this purpose often found themselves quitting smoking without making a conscious effort to give up.

This prescription-strength medicine alters the brain’s chemistry. The affect is a reduced urge to smoke and nicotine cravings are diminished.

2. Hypnosis, herbal cures and acupuncture

Some people swear by these methods others find them totally useless they don’t replace nicotine cravings and nicotine withdrawal symptoms are still there. All to a degree rely on willpower, so it depends on your mindset whether these work for you or not.

An interesting product that does not fall into the above categories is nicotine water which has been researched by a number of companies.

Already on the market this provides nicotine in water with no added chemicals and is aimed at smokers when they don’t wish to smoke or cant smoke.

Water is a great delivery method as it hydrates the user by providing organic nicotine which medical research is showing can be good for you.

Nicotine is good for you?


Nicotine has a bad reputation as it is consumed in cigarette smoking, but it is not the killer many people believe.

The killers are some of the other 4,000 chemicals consumed in cigarette smoking, NOT nicotine.


Nicotine in its pure form is safe and non toxic and is part of the food chain.

It is found in many everyday foods including potatoes, chilli’s and tomatoes. Recently there has been a lot of research into its health benefits in terms of its affect on the brain.

Nicotine improves mood, concentration and memory; this has led to intense research to its health benefits in terms of alleviating the symptoms of the following illnesses:

Depression, attention disorders, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, obesity and even some cancers.

The future of nicotine

There are already products to help smokers when they cant or don’t wish to smoke.

Drug companies are now looking at nicotine as a specific treatment for a variety of conditions and it looks like nicotine’s image is about to change as people take nicotine for its health benefits as well as NRT to quit smoking.

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms can be severe and if you can’t smoke or don’t want to smoke try products and see which is best for you.

Expect a lot more products on the market in the near future to help smokers beat nicotine cravings and nicotine withdrawal symptoms.


To find out more about nicotine and recent research into its health benefits, as well as details of a refreshing nicotine water drink, containing simply water and organic nicotine only visit

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