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Lollipops to help you quit smoking?

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Yes, you read it correctly, there are lollipops that can help you quit smoking. In 2002 there were release Nicotine Replacement Therapy lollipops and hard candies were released to the market. These products out on the market are lollipops with doses of nicotine to aid in smoking cessation.  The different lollipops that are available were called NicoStop, Likatine, and Nicopop.  These popular products come in an array of flavors including, cherry, apricot, and even tequila sunrise (yummy!). In addition to lollipops that have been available, there are also hard candy, gummy lozenges, and lip balms from the same companies.

The Bad News:
Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the use of these products illegal, because they could easily be mistaken for regular candy by young children.  Young children that consumed the product could become addicted to the nicotine in the candy and it would have given them a higher probability that they would start smoking later on in life.  Nicotine “candy” is still sold in other countries, but not in the United States.

The Good News:
It has been proven that the use of REGULAR lollipops has many positive effects on people that are trying to quit smoking.  First, sucking on the lollipop or hard candy will help initially when they are trying to break their oral habit fixation, from sucking on a cigarette to sucking on a lollipop.   Second, the sugars that are contained in cigarettes, can help give the person a sugar spike which increases their mood. Third, the flavored vapors that you breathe in from the different flavors of the lollipop will replace the sensation of breathing in a cigarette.

There are other things that can aid in smoking cessation such as peppermints, gum, and toothpicks.  They all have benefits that are associated with smoking cessation.

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