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Friday, March 7, 2014
Smoking and Tobacco
Eucalyptus and smoking cessation
My nephew tells me a friend quit smoking and to help when he started, he used eucalyptus. He would dab a small amount on the arm of a chair or couch where he was going to sit. Have you ever heard of this? What form would the eucalyptus take - oil, liquid?? Any other ways of using this or another herb to help with quitting??
I can`t find any scientific evidence that eucalyptus is beneficial for smoking cessation. A variety of herbal products/supplements are sometimes recommended for smoking cessation, but none have been scientifically studied. Please check out the website noted for further information.
Jerry Friemoth, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati