Why does nicotine replacement therapy seem to do nothing for me?
January 21, 2013 6:21 PM Subscribe
Nicotine replacements seem to do nothing to abate my cravings. Any thoughts on what the heck might be going on?
posted by Lescha to health & fitness (24 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have read all the questions about smoking since I am trying to quit. But my question is a a bit odd. I quit smoking the first time three years ago and started (after a death in my family) smoking again about a year ago. I want to stop again.
Last time, I quit cold turkey and just white-knuckled it -- and boy was I ever crabby for the first month.
This time I am trying nicotine replacements -- gum and lozenges -- and they seem to do nothing. It's so strange, I could have a lozenge and not feel much of anything and them have a cigarette right after and only then feel the craving gone.
Any idea what is happening? Anyone else feel nothing from the nicotine replacements? I am using the correct strength (wrt the amount I smoke) as suggested on the labels.