Deciding to give up tobacco is not only the first step toward recovery, but also the most important step toward better health. Over a million tobacco users quit each year. After just two years of quitting smoking, the risk of stroke can be reduced to that of a nonsmoker.
here are effective treatments that support tobacco cessation, including both behavioral therapies and FDA-approved medications. FDA-approved pharmacotherapies include various forms of nicotine replacement therapy as well as bupropion and varenicline. Research indicates that smokers who receive a combination of behavioral treatment and cessation medications quit at higher rates than those who receive minimal intervention