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Tobacco Treatment Medication Dosing Chart

This dosing chart was created by the Center for Tobacco Independence for the convenience of consumers and providers. This chart provides dosing amounts and instructions, costs, reactions, and other important usage information for various nicotine treatments, including treatment for smokeless tobacco and cigars.

Alternative Treatments

There are many different products advertised to aid in quitting smoking. Many have not been proven to be effective, and others may even be dangerous. Consumers are advised to focus their energy and resources on use of products which have been safety-tested and proven to be effective.

The Quitting and Reducing Tobacco Use Inventory of Products (QuiTIP) is a database of products from Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. It lists products being sold to consumers in the United States and internationally for the purpose of reducing or stopping their consumption of tobacco.  While the database contains a large number of products, it is not an exhaustive inventory of every product or system being sold to help people quit using tobacco. 

Traditional Treatments

These medications, coupled with behavioral counseling and social support are the only proven methods to help a person to quit tobacco use.

  1. Nicotine Gum
  2. Nicotine Patch
  3. Nicotine Lozenge
  4. Nicotine Inhaler
  5. Nicotine Nasal Spray
  6. Zyban (also called bupropion or wellbutrin)
  7. Chantix (also called varenicline)

If you have questions about these tobacco treatments, contact your health care provider or a Tobacco Treatment Specialist, or call The Maine Tobacco HelpLine: 1-800-207-1230.

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