Our expert says:
Stop Smoking Advice
There are alternatives to Zyban, such as Champix, and nicotine replacement therapy like Nicorette. Some of the alternatives, like NRT gum/lozenges are associated with reduced appetite. Speak to your doctor about this and about your weight gain concerns. Maybe also post this query to our pharmacist or Cyberdoc.
Many people find it much harder to quit a bad habit when they have nothing to replace it, so try to find a positive substitute to stand in for that cigarette or unhealthy snack. Treat yourself with a magazine, a movie, a stroll, call up a friend instead. Some people find it really helpful to take up an activity that keeps their hands busy - everything from sketching to crocheting!
Most importantly: don't stop trying to quit. Plenty of successful quitters have several attempts before they succeed. And keep up with the training - that in itself will make you less inlcined to smoke.
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