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Smoking cessation agents

What are Smoking cessation agents?

Smoking cessation agents are medicines used to assist in quitting smoking. There are a few types of agents that can be used.

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products deliver nicotine systemically and reduce the urge to smoke. These products are available as nicotine patches, gums, lozenges or inhalers.

Other smoking cessation agents work in the brain to either decrease the urge to smoke or to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

List of Smoking cessation agents:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Nicorelief
Generic name: nicotine
1 review
10
Nicoderm CQ
Generic name: nicotine
59 reviews
9.0
Commit
Generic name: nicotine
17 reviews
8.9
Chantix (Pro)
Generic name: varenicline
1,168 reviews
8.6
Zyban (Pro)
Generic name: bupropion
111 reviews
8.5
Nicotrol Inhaler (Pro)
Generic name: nicotine
35 reviews
7.9
Buproban (Pro)
Generic name: bupropion
5 reviews
7.6
Nicorette (Pro)
Generic name: nicotine
33 reviews
6.6
Habitrol
Generic name: nicotine
8 reviews
6.5
Nicotrol NS (Pro)
Generic name: nicotine
5 reviews
6.5
Leader Nicotine Polacrilex
Generic name: nicotine
3 reviews
6.2
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

See Also

Medical conditions associated with smoking cessation agents: