Nicotine dependence

About Nicotine dependence

There's no way around it. Smoking is bad for your health. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. Cigarette smoking causes 87 percent of lung cancer deaths. It is also responsible for many other cancers and health problems. These include lung disease, heart and blood vessel disease, stroke and cataracts. Women who smoke have a greater chance of certain pregnancy problems or having a baby die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Your smoke is also bad for other people - they breathe in your smoke secondhand and can get many of the same problems as smokers do.

Quitting smoking can reduce your risk of these problems. The earlier you quit, the greater the health benefit.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

Symptoms of Nicotine dependence

    Top Medications for Nicotine dependence according to our users

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    All Medications for Nicotine dependence

    • Antidepressant > Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA)

      • Pamelor
        Prescription only

        Pamelor (Nortriptyline) is a good option for treating depression, especially for people who also have problems with persistent nerve pain.

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        • Available dosage forms:
        • Pill
        • Liquid

    Medication side effects for Nicotine dependence

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