Called Quit Partner, the program offers free personal counseling over the phone and online, and sends free NRTs such as nicotine lozenges, gum, and patches, to help one wean themselves off nicotine.
“You can increase the likelihood of a successful quit dramatically. You’re probably two times more likely to achieve the success if you get this help.” The program lasts four weeks, and one can sign up for it twice a year.
Meanwhile, in line with previous studies, a clinical trial presented at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC), concluded that smokers who used nicotine-containing e-cigarettes alongside counselling were more likely to quit smoking than those who received counselling alone.
E-Cigs are the most effective smoking cessation tools to date
Sadly, unlike health authorities in the UK, the US is still reluctant to endorse e-cigarettes as smoking cessation tools, and therefore do not recommend them alongside other NRTs in cessation programs. This is unfortunate given that research has also indicated that the hand to mouth motion that mimics smoking, makes vaping the most effective and preferred cessation method to date.