Debunking Smoking Myths

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The first myths about smoking is that nicotine replacement therapy does not work, but Dr. Veronica Palmero-Gonzalez, Pulmonologist with South Miami Hospital, says it works. “There’s plenty of research showing that when you add these methods to the plan when quitting, they increase their rate of successful and also decrease the chances of smoking again in the near future.”

Another myth is that you cannot use anything else when you are using one NRT product. The doctor says it is false. “We do recommend using both the long-acting which is a nicotine patch and the quick release, like the nicotine gum and it is completely safe to do so,” she points out.

Transcript
These are myths so let’s bust these four people. We please number one nicotine replacement therapy doesn’t work. > It does work. There’s plenty of research showing that when you add these methods to the plan when quitting it increases their rate of successful and also decreases the chances of smoking again in the near future. > If I use nicotine replacement therapy I won’t have withdrawal symptoms or cravings from quitting smoking. > Well what is true that all these cravings and symptoms will decrease you still may have some of these symptoms and being prepared to expect those makes you more successful. > Myth, again myths, if I use one NRT product I can’t use anything else. > Yeah. So definitely not true I mean we do recommend as we mentioned before to use both the long-acting which is a nicotine patch as well some of the quick release like the nicotine gum and is completely safe to do so. > Just don’t cover your body your nicotine patches that would be bad somewhere down the line somewhere here. Myth. NRT is too expensive. > Well it’s some of the insurance will cover the cost of these replacement therapies, also there’s many places especially in your local city or state where they offer these therapies for free so it’s a matter of finding out who to call in your local city or state to find out where you can get these for free. > And the myth is that some people should not use NRT. > Should not use NRT? Should not use NRT. The myth out there a shouldn’t use it don’t worry about it. > Yeah. So most of the people will be safe taking or using this nicotine replacement therapy and there’s some specific instances where it gotta be a little more careful for example patients with active heart disease maybe you want to have check out with your doctor your cardiologist but most of the time if even with heart disease if you service the well control these therapies are very safe.
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