Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs known. When you combine this chemical with the flavor of tobacco smoke and the oral satisfaction of a cigarette, you get an addiction that is very difficult to break.
Conventional treatment for smoking addiction focuses primarily on methods to separate nicotine addiction from the other habit-forming features of cigarettes. These include the nicotine patch and the nicotine inhaler. In addition, the drugs varencicline and bupropion (Zyban) have shown benefit.
Proposed Natural Treatments
There are no proven natural aids for treating cigarette addiction.
- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 07/2012 -
- Update Date: 03/12/2013 -