Psychology

Stop smoking with patches, erasers ...

Patches, gums, tablets ... are the recommended first-line drugs in case of smoking cessation. So why not use them, why not get help?

It must be said that since 2008, France has taken the major steps to fight against tobacco, banning smoking in restaurants, bars, discotheques ... In 2014, other measures were announced, such as the ban to smoke in the car in the presence of a child. So would not it be best to stop right now to get used to taking his little coffee without the cigarette that traditionally goes with it?

However, only 5% of smokers manage to stop smoking alone (short ... in short, the will alone is not enough). This is not an admission of weakness, but it must be admitted that tobacco is an addictive substance that is difficult to get rid of.

Smokers have a different degree of addiction to smoking. There are some for whom it will be easy to stop thanks to the substitutes, and others for whom the dependence is too strong, and who will have to resort to more radical means.

Besides, how do you evaluate your tobacco addiction? To be clear, make this ultra simple medical test. It will only take a few seconds: you just have to answer the six small questions of the Fagerström test to find out how dependent you are ...

How much are you addicted to tobacco?

The Fagerström test, used by doctors and pharmacists, assesses tobacco dependence. So, are you addicted to tobacco? Take the test to find out!

So how to stop smoking with patch, eraser ... and other substitutes?

Through this article you will learn how cigarette substitutes work. And choose the most suitable for "your case". To learn more, read the interview of a tobacco expert and the testimony of a former smoker who admits having cracked two, three times.

You want to react, to give your testimony or to ask a question? Appointment in our FORUMS Dependencies or A doctor answers you!

Read also :

> Learn more about nicotine substitutes
> Tobacco: avoid relapse!
> Overcoming your anxieties, phobias and anxieties!
> Electronic cigarette: vaping, is it safe for health?

Author: Sylvie Charbonnier.
Expert consultant: Dr. Béatrice Le Maître, a tobacco therapist at the University Hospital of Caen.
Last update: January 2014.

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