Smoking bans are becoming more and more frequent and there are many bans that smokers encounter.
For example, smoking bans are in place on planes, in the workplace, in pubs, restaurants and there are many other instances where smokers are prevented from lighting up
So how do smokers satisfy their nicotine cravings when they cant or do not wish to smoke?
Here we are going to look at the alternatives and see which is best.
Nicotine replacement therapy NRT is a phrase more and more smokers are familiar with now, as smoking bans become more frequent and Nicotine cravings kick in.
There are many alternatives that can be used when a smoking ban is in place, or at times when you simply choose not to smoke.
Lets look at them.
1. Nicotine Patches:
Are attached to the body and give a steady stream of nicotine into the wearer and look like over sized plasters and are very popular.
2. Nicotine Gum
As it sounds, is simply a chewing gum with a dose of nicotine and is the other most popular method to satisfy nicotine cravings.
3. Inhalers or puffers
These allow smokers to inhale a specific volume dose of nicotine whenever the cravings kick in.
4. Nicotine water
Exactly as it sounds, this is simply water with nicotine added to it. Smokers can sip the water and get nicotine this way and hydrate themselves at the same time. This is the newest method and the conveneince factor will see it rise in popularity.
So which is best for those smokers facing a smoking ban?
Well, a lot is down to personal preference.
Many smokers like inhalers due to its likeness to a cigarette and being able to puff on it.
Some like gum as they chew gum anyway and enjoy it and some patches as you can put them on and forget about them.
Nicotine water is the newest and it will be interesting to see how popular it becomes.
It does have one advantage in that most people know they need to drink water and most people like drinking it. This is not the same for people with gum for example, not all people enjoy it.
With nicotine water the water’s aim is to remove the molecules around the nicotine, leaving the nicotine colorless, tasteless, odorless and carcinogenic free.
This means there are no other chemicals or compounds unlike patches.
Nicotine is NOT a cause of disease
While Nicotine is responsible for the addictive nature of cigarette smoking, by itself it actually does not cause disease, it’s the other chemicals in cigarettes that do that.
In fact, Nicotine is a naturally occurring compound and is actually found in common foods and vegetables including potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, cauliflower, eggplant, and chili peppers.
In its natural state, and when ingested through the digestive system, nicotine is safe and non-toxic.
Water has the benefit of delivering it with just water and no other chemicals and compounds and this will no doubt appeal to many people.
What is the best way to satisfy cravings?
In conclusion, there is no best way to beat a smoking ban with a nicotine replacement, its all down to personal preference.
As smoking bans become more frequent smokers will be forced more and more to try NRT and this may have the additional benefit of making them give up eventually.
This will be good for their health, the wider health of society and even most smokers would agree with that statement.
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