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I've scoured the Internet and even consulted my doctor in person but I can't find ANY effective methods of quitting cigars. Everything is geared towards cigarettes. Further, I've discovered there aren't many medical studies available on cigar smoking.

First, I smoke premium hand-rolled cigars, not machine made "cigars" from gas stations. The difference is crucial because real cigars have unknown nicotine content and I'm not even sure I'm addicted or if it's just a bad habit. I can go a few days without smoking, but then I get cravings. It averages out to me smoking 1 cigar a day but some days with friends I smoke 3-5.

I want to quit because lately it's been aggravating my migraines, sinuses/allergies, and it costs too much money. I'm not getting the same enjoyment from smoking either, so the risk/reward isn't there for me anymore.

I tried the patch but it made me jittery and gave me vivid nightmares. Again, I believe it's because I don't know how much nicotine I've been using. Help!

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replied August 16th, 2017
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. You need an addiction medicine specialist, rehab and supportive nicotine patches to help with the desire.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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