Some medications that have been proven to greatly help those who want to quit smoking are "nicotine replacement products" such as gums, lozenges, OTC nicotine patches. With regard to effective prescription non-nicotine medication, some options include "bupropion SR (Zyban®) and varenicline tartrate (Chantix®).
The Willingness to Quit (WTQ) tool was built to assess the smoker's willingness to kick the habit during consultation sessions with their doctors.
Based on a study done on multiple patients, the tool is "content valid" in those who currently smoke.
The tool can also drive the conversation between the patients and their doctors around customized cessation techniques.
MOST FREQUENTLY USED WAYS TO STOP SMOKING
Based on a survey, the following are the most popular method in the US to kick the habit: slowly decreasing their cigarette consumption -37.5%; going cold turkey -33.8%; using electronic cigarettes -23.8%; using nicotine patches -21.3%; and taking in prescription drugs such as Chantix -21.3%.