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Which medicines can help me quit smoking?

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The FDA has approved seven drugs to help you quit smoking:

1. Bupropion SR (Zyban)

2. Nicotine gum

3. Nicotine inhaler

4. Nicotine nasal spray

5. Nicotine patch

6. Nicotine lozenge

7. Varenicline (Chantix)

The gum, lozenges, and patches are available at your local pharmacy, or you can ask your doctor to write you a prescription for one of the other medications.

From: FAQ on Quitting Smoking WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society.

Smokefree.gov.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 16, 2019

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American Cancer Society.

Smokefree.gov.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 16, 2019

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