Important information for smokers trying to quit.
There are many smoking cessation products and solutions out there – but many may be ineffective or even harmful to you or someone you know.


The Smoking Cessation Comparison Chart (BELOW) was put together through many hours of research to help smokers make better and more educated decisions when planning on starting a smoking cessation program.

Smoking Cessation / Quitting Methods found in our chart
with links to websites with studies on them.

how-to-quit-cigarette-flame-icon20   Fresh Filters   http://freshfilters.biz
how-to-quit-cigarette-flame-icon20   Nicotine Patches & Gum (NRT)   READ:  http://j.mp/cochrane-report1   http://j.mp/cochrane-report2
how-to-quit-cigarette-flame-icon20   Chantix (Varenicline)   READ:  http://bit.ly/cochrane-chantix
how-to-quit-cigarette-flame-icon20   Welbutrin / Zyban (Bupropion)   READ:  http://bit.ly/cochrane-nrt-therapy   http://bit.ly/cochrane-antidepressants
how-to-quit-cigarette-flame-icon20   Herbal Mystery Mixes?
how-to-quit-cigarette-flame-icon20   Hypnotism   READ:  http://j.mp/hypnotism-therapy
how-to-quit-cigarette-flame-icon20   Electronic Cigarettes   READ:  http://bit.ly/ecig-report1
how-to-quit-cigarette-flame-icon20   Acupuncture / Acupressure   READ:  http://bit.ly/acupuncture-report1   http://bit.ly/cochrane-acupuncture
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IMPORTANT NOTE:  Combining counseling (in-person or telephone) with medication is more effective than using ANY method by itself.

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER:

This above document (chart) is only a brief summary of smoking cessation methods, no recommendation is claimed or implied. It is not to be taken as medical advise or an endorsement of any particular quitting method. All readers are urged to use the links here and read the source information, do their own independent research and consult a doctor before choosing a quit method.

OFFICIAL CHANTIX SAFETY WARNINGS:

Some people have had changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood, suicidal thoughts or actions while using CHANTIX to help them quit smoking. Some people had these symptoms when they began taking CHANTIX, and others developed them after several weeks of treatment or after stopping CHANTIX. If you, your family or caregiver notice agitation, hostility, depression or changes in behavior, thinking, or mood that are not typical for you, or you develop suicidal thoughts or actions, anxiety, panic, aggression, anger, mania, abnormal sensations, hallucinations, paranoia or confusion, stop taking CHANTIX and call your doctor right away Also tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems before taking CHANTIX, as these symptoms may worsen while taking CHANTIX. Before starting CHANTIX, tell your doctor if you have a history of heart or blood vessel problems. If you have new or worse heart or blood vessel symptoms during treatment, tell your doctor. Get emergency medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a heart attack or stroke. CHANTIX should not be taken with other quit-smoking products. You may need a lower dose of CHANTIX if you have kidney problems or get dialysis. Before starting CHANTIX, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or if you take insulin, asthma medicines or blood thinners. Medicines like these may work differently when you quit smoking.

WELLBUTRIN (BUPROPION) SIDE EFFECTS AND WARNINGS:

You should not take bupropion if you have seizures, an eating disorder, or if you have suddenly stopped using alcohol, seizure medication, or sedatives. If you take Wellbutrin (Bupropion) for depression, do not also take Zyban to quit smoking. Do not use bupropion if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.

Slideshow: Depression, the Risk of Suicide, and Treatment Options see link – http://www.drugs.com/bupropion.html

Bupropion may cause seizures, especially in people with certain medical conditions or when using certain drugs. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions and the drugs you use. Some young people have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using bupropion. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.

BEFORE TAKING WELLBUTRIN (BUPROPION):

Do not use bupropion if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others You should not take bupropion if you are allergic to it, or if you have: epilepsy or a seizure disorder; an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia; or if you have suddenly stopped using alcohol, seizure medication, or a sedative (Valium, Nembutal, Seconal, Solfoton, and others). Bupropion may cause seizures, especially in people with certain medical conditions. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Do not take bupropion to treat more than one condition at a time. If you take Wellbutrin for depression, do not also take Zyban to quit smoking. To make sure bupropion is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: a history of head injury, seizures, or brain or spinal cord tumor; narrow-angle glaucoma; heart disease, high blood pressure, history of heart attack; diabetes; kidney or liver disease (especially cirrhosis); or bipolar disorder (manic depression). Some young people have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using bupropion. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. See also: Pregnancy and breastfeeding warnings (in more detail) Bupropion can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

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