Quitting Smoking

Fequently Asked Questions About Quitting Smoking

A.  Yes. Research shows that most patients with heart disease can safely use the patch, gum, spray or inhaler. However, if you've recently had heart problems, such as an irregular or rapid heartbeat, or chest pain, consult your doctor before using nicotine replacement products. The amount of nicotine in these products is about one-third the amount that you’re receiving from cigarettes. It’s far better for you to use these products than to continue to smoke. The carbon monoxide in cigarettes robs your heart of oxygen that it needs to work properly. Be sure to talk with your doctor about which medicine is best for you and how long to use it.

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