Q. How to quit cigarette smoking in three weeks time?

Answered by
Dr. Aditi Gupta Jha
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 21, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 13, 2022

Hi doctor,

I want to quit smoking. Is it possible to quit cigarette smoking within three weeks time? What are the side effect after quitting cigarette smoking?

Is Nicotex recommended by medical council?



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Yes, you can certainly quit cigarettes within three weeks. Because, smoking habit is more about self-control and determination than anything else.

Also, medical council does not recommend any one particular brand or medicine. It recognizes that Nicotex (chewing gum with Nicotine) is legal and in my personal opinion, it is a very helpful substitute for quitting smoking.

There are no side effects after quitting smoking. Once you quit smoking, you will only have an urge to pick up the cigarette again, but this you should be able to fight using Nicotex.

Also, this is not going to be an easy path. So, I recommend you to have a social support from your group of friends and family. Also, give a strong reason to yourself while fighting the urge to smoke.

It is an excellent step towards a better way of life. Also, you must drink a lot of water, more than usual to detoxify your body from all the toxins that the smoking has produced inside and this will also help you to avoid smoking in the future.

For further information consult an internal medicine physician online.

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