What Are My Options?

Smoking Cessation at Howard Brown

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Most Effective – Can triple your chances of quitting successfully! Behavioral counseling and Nicotine Replacement Therapy Studies have shown that smokers who used a combination of nicotine replacement and counseling were almost three times more likely to quit than smokers who did not use either intervention. (Cite)
Most Effective  Counseling and Medication Combining counseling (in-person or telephone) with medication is one of the most effective method to quit smoking. Counseling and other types of emotional support can boost success rates higher than medicines alone.
Effective- Can more than double your chances of quitting successfully! Varenicline (Chantix®)
Effective    Nicotine Patch (Nicoderm CQ®)  When used as directed, the nicotine patch can double your chances of quitting successfully.
Effective  Nicotine Gum (Nicorette®) When used as directed, the nicotine gum can double your chances of quitting successfully
Effective In-person counseling & support (without medication or nicotine replacement therapy). The more often you meet with your counselor, the better your odds of success.
Effective  Telephone Counseling & Support The more telephone counseling sessions you complete, the better your odds of success.
Can Be Effective If Used Correctly Nicotine Lozenge (Nicorette®)
Can be Effective Nicotine Inhaler (Nicotrol® Inhaler)
Can be Effective Nicotine Nasal Spray (Nicotrol®) – Can be Effective
Can be Effective Bupropion SR (Wellbutrin® or Zyban®)
Can be Effective Combined Medications Certain combinations of medications can be more effective than just one medication by itself. If you have tried to quit using one type of medicine but it did not work, ask your doctor about using the patch with another form of nicotine replacement therapy (i.e., gum, nasal spray, inhaler), or with Buproprion SR.
Sometimes Effective Self-help Quitting Guides and Other Materials There are many forms of self-help quitting guides and materials available, but they vary in quality. If you are motivated and confident about quitting, evidence-based self-help quitting materials may help you prepare to quit and stay quit
Sometimes Effective Internet Quitting Programs There are many internet quitting programs available, but they vary in quality. If you are motivated and confident about quitting, evidence-based internet quitting programs may help you prepare to quit and stay quit.
Not Effective Laser Therapy There is no proof that this treatment helps smokers quit successfully.
Not Effective Hypnosis There is no proof that this treatment helps smokers quit successfully.
Not Effective Acupuncture There is no proof that this treatment helps smokers quit successfully.