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What is a smoking addiction?

Smoking addiction is the physical dependence on smoking that has continued for a long period of time. Research suggests that a person who starts smoking early in life is more at risk of developing an addiction. It was found that only 6% of smokers were able to quit smoking successfully.

What are its main signs and symptoms?

Although smokers feel that smoking makes them calmer initially, it can lead to several health issues such as cough, lung infections, cancer, and even death. As with any addiction, withdrawal symptoms such as the following can be seen when a person tries to quit smoking:

  • Unusual sadness
  • Feeling angry or irritated
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Reduced heart rate
  • Increased appetite and weight gain
  • Insomnia

What are the main causes?

Smoking addiction is mostly associated with mental and emotional disturbances. Some may start smoking to ward off stress; others may take it due to peer pressure. Once smoking begins, the body gets addicted to the nicotine and requires it in increasing quantities, leading to increased smoking. Thus, one becomes physically and emotionally dependent and ends up becoming an addict.

How is it diagnosed and treated?

Smoking addiction may be diagnosed by the physician by asking the history of the patient and symptoms from smoking addiction. Blood tests may be ordered and nicotine levels may be measured. Samples of urine, saliva, and hair may be taken for analysis.


Various FDA-approved treatments are available to break the addiction cycle. Nicotine replacement therapies like gums or patches are usually prescribed by doctors for stopping the dependence on cigarettes.

Certain non-pharmacological methods like behavioural therapy may also help in quitting smoking along with medication therapy. Keeping oneself busy can help break the chain and get rid of smoking addiction. Counselling can help the person by teaching them to deal with stress in a better way.

  1. Medicines for Smoking Addiction
  2. Doctors for Smoking Addiction
Dr. Anil Kumar

Dr. Anil Kumar


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Dr. Amar Golder


Medicines for Smoking Addiction

Medicines listed below are available for Smoking Addiction. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
NicotexNicotex 2 Mg Chewing Gums Cinnamon55.0
2 Baconil2 Baconil Tts10 7 Mg Patch595.0
FrenquitFrenquit 2 Mg Pastilles60.0
NiclonzNiclonz 2 Mg Pastilles65.0
NicogumNicogum Sugarfree 2 Mg Chewing Gums58.0
NicoretteNicorette 2 Mg Chewing Gums200.0
Nicotex PlusNicotex Plus 2 Mg Chewing Gums Mint59.0
Nicotine PolacrilexNicotine Polacrilex 2 Mg Chewing Gums69.0
NulifeNulife 2 Mg Tablet125.0
QuitsureQuitsure 2 Mg Tablet60.0
GoodkhaGoodkha 4 Mg Tablet15.0
KwiknicKwiknic 2 Mg Chewing Gums Mint30.0
Smoke FreeSmoke Free 2 Mg Chewing Gums60.0
ChampixChampix 0.5 Mg Tablet1516.0
AtydepAtydep Sr 150 Mg Tablet78.0
BuletBulet Sr Tablet80.0
BupepBupep 150 Mg Tablet Sr137.5
BuprasetBupraset Xr Tablet77.0
Bupron TabletBupron 100 Mg Tablet Sr82.0
Bupron 100 Mg TabletBupron 100 Mg Tablet82.0
Bupron XL TabletBupron 150 Mg Tablet XL120.0
SmoquitSmoquit Sr 150 Mg Tablet152.0
Zupion TabletZupion 150 Mg Tablet Sr82.0

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