What Are The Substitutes For Cigarettes? 

By Anuska Roy

4th July, 2023

You may be well aware that smoking is harmful to your health, but cigarettes are addictive.


Here are 4 alternatives to cigarettes that may help you kick the habit.

Clove cigarettes are the most common cigarette alternative, made up of 60%-70% tobacco blended with cloves and clove oils, as well as additives and flavorings.

Herbal Cigarettes

Nicotine Chewing Gum

Nicotine in nicotine gum is absorbed through tissues in the mouth and sent to the bloodstream. When you have cravings, you can chew the gum to satisfy your need for a cigarette.

Prescription medications such as Bupropion and Varenicline can help with withdrawal symptoms. They function by inhibiting nicotine receptors in the brain, making smoking less pleasurable.

Prescription Medications

Laser Therapy

Similar to acupuncture, laser therapy uses low-intensity light or cold lasers to stimulate certain areas of the body and trigger the release of endorphins, which mimic the relaxing effect nicotine has on the brain.

Quitting smoking is not easy. However, you can try distracting yourself with snacks to keep your hands and mouth occupied and potentially reduce cravings. Examples include nuts, seeds, popcorn, pretzels, carrot sticks, and celery.