Because cigarettes contain nicotine, a powerfully addictive drug, when you first quit, your body may feel uncomfortable until it adjusts. This is withdrawal, and there are medications that can help lessen this feeling and the urge to smoke. Studies show that smokers who use medicine to help control cravings, along with coaching from a quitline or from a quit coach, are much more likely to succeed than those who go it alone. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider before using any medications.
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