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There is no dearth of medication in Australia when it comes to addressing nicotine addiction, and most of these work as nicotine replacement products. You can get these in the form of patches, inhalers, chewing gum, lozenges, etc.

Some of the more popular brands of nicotine patches in Australia include Nicotinell, Nicorette, and QuitX. Niconitell and Nicorette also make nicotine chewing gums, while Nicorette also makes inhalers.

In using nicotine based medication to quit smoking you should know that this does not stop your nicotine intake, but simply replaces the way you get it. Therefore, if you smoke at the same time, you are actually giving your body more nicotine than it is used to. However, using this method allows your body to get its required dose of nicotine without any of the other chemicals that you would get through cigarette smoke. Another advantage is that your lungs are also protected.

However, do bear in mind that this is not something that can go on indefinitely. Using any nicotine based product would require you to slowly cut down your intake, and totally quit over a period of time.

Bupropion (brand name: Zyban) is a non-nicotine based medication and is not suggested to all smokers. Therefore using this drug to stop smoking requires you to do so in consultation with a doctor. Another non-nicotine based medication that is gaining popularity is Nicobrevin. This is to be taken over a period of 28 days and is made up of menthyl valaerate, quinine, camphor, and eucalyptus oil. The makers of this drug claim that it works by relieving irritability, and lessens your cravings as well.

See Also: Advice for Quitting Smoking with a Medication Program

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