The 2008 United States Public Health Service guidelines for quitting smoking or chewing tobacco recommend a combination of counseling and medication. The following seven medications are approved by the FDA for that purpose. See FDA packaging for more complete information.
This is the latest medication approved by the FDA for smoking cessation.
Only available via prescription. It delivers nicotine through your nose. Recommended use is up to two sprays an hour.
Only available via prescription. Patients "puff" small doses of nicotine through this product that looks similar to a cigarette.
Nicotine patches are designed to provide a steady stream of nicotine through your skin over a designated time.
Bupropion SR is a prescription pill marketed under the brand name Zyban. It is also available generically.