Yes. Safer, doesn't damage your body, and it's a personal program w/ you and your Dr. It's actually CHEAPER in the long run... The medication may be expensive, but think about what you spend a day on your other habit... The subs come where you can brek them in quarters... Your Dr. will adjust your dose, but if you start on, say for example, one 8 mg a day, say half in the am, maybe a half or a quarter at night, that's still the cost of one sub a day.