Beside quit smoking using shot there is one treatment using nicotine patches. One example is NicoDerm CQ. It is a nicotine patch in a form of Therapeutic Nicotine, means it will supply nicotine to your system as a replacement of nicotine in cigarettes.
You know patch like seasickness patch which patched on your skin to reduce nausea, headache and dizziness. Nicotine patch attached to your skin, and then its nicotine will be released in steady flow speed into the skin carried by blood to overall body including receptors in the brain. Thus your hungry or cravings to nicotine from smoking will be diminished for a while (temporary).
NicoDerm CQ ThinFlex® patches offered in two form, opaque and clear. You just wear it on your skin once a day, and it will protects you from smoking in 24 hours as long as it’s there.
There are two direction to use this patches:
First – for you that consume cigarettes more than ten pieces a day begin with 21 mg strength for 6 weeks. Then reduce to 14 mg 2 weeks later. and final 2 weeks for 7 mg. Totally it will be 10 week period of treatment.
Second – for you which consume cigarettes ten pieces a day and fewer than begin with 14 mg strength for 6 weeks. Final 2 weeks use 7 mg. It will be 8 weeks therapy.
In 8 until 10 weeks therapy your addiction to nicotine will be reduced until you lost your addiction.
Combine with advice and behavioral support system, the result is amazing as nicoderm cq said in their website. If you want to know more you can visit their site here.
There is a similarity between smoking cessation using shot and patch, each treat the source of addiction which is the brain. But one using scopolamine-atarax or scopolamine-atropine, the others use nicotine. And the final goal is the same just in different way.