Posts tagged: nicotine patch

Tailored Therapy May Help More Stop Smoking

Tweet New research suggests that a set length of time for using the nicotine patch may not work for all smokers trying to kick the habit. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have already discovered that some people — about three-quarters of smokers — break down (metabolize) nicotine more quickly from the patches than other people do. These people may do better by taking drugs like bupropion (Zyban). And in the new ... Jump to full article >>

The Pros and Cons of Quitting Smoking Cold Turkey

Tweet In a way, going “cold turkey” is the most popular way to quit smoking. Most smokers try this strategy—stopping all at once without the help of medication, nicotine replacement methods, or any formal therapy—on their first attempt to give up cigarettes. But only about 3% to 10% are actually able to kick the habit without help. “It is like tightrope-walking without a net,” says Thomas Glynn, director of cancer scie ... Jump to full article >>