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Published on : Jan 06, 2016

Quitting smoking or smoking cessation is the practice of stopping smoking of tobacco. Tobacco comprises nicotine, which is highly addictive which turns into a habit, making the quitting process very tough and lengthy. As per the statistics presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 480,000 deaths are caused in the U.S. every year, which are associated with cigarette smoking, out of which around 42,000 deaths are due to secondhand smoke exposure also known as passive smoking. The economic cost on the state because of smoking comes up to US$300bn annually, owing to which the federal agencies are striving hard to curtail the habit of smoking.

Smoking is one of the prominent preventable cause of deaths occurring globally, and quitting this habit of smoking substantially decreases the risk of dying from tobacco-associated diseases such as lung cancer and heart disease. Smoking cessation is a helpful therapy or a remedy, which is carried out taking help of psychotherapy, thorough counseling, and from healthcare professionals. As per the statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 44 mn adults in 2011 were recorded as being addicted to cigarette smoking in the U.S. The number of cigarette and tobacco addicted is tremendously rising every year in the country. 

Nevertheless, the strict censures for smoking in public places, increased taxes on tobacco products, and smoking cessation therapies supported by governments are some of the major actions that have been implemented so as to motivate individuals to quit their habit of smoking across the globe. Some of the products that are made available in the global smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products market comprise drug therapy, e-cigarettes, nicotine inhalers, nicotine sublingual tablets, and nicotine replacement therapy products (such as nicotine patches, nicotine gums, nicotine lozenges, and nicotine sprays). Among all these products, nicotine gums are among the oldest products available in this market. E-cigarettes are considered as the fastest growing segment of the product portfolio of the global smoking cessation and nicotine de-addiction products market. Some of the big players operating in this market are Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, and Johnson & Johnson. Analyzing the health hazards caused by cigarette smoking, many players are expected to enter this market benefitting the population as well as enjoying the competitive advantage of this market.