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Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)

Cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive. Even if you want to stop smoking, you may find it difficult because you're addicted to the effects of nicotine. Being able to manage nicotine cravings and nicotine withdrawal symptoms will help you to stop smoking for good.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (often referred to as NRT in England) are products that provide you with a low level of nicotine and so can help you to stop smoking for good.

There are several NRT products for you to choose from like the patch and several oral products. Using two different forms together (usually the patch and one of the oral products) can really help.

COVID-19 and Getting NRT

We are now in a National Lockdown: Stay at Home. During this time remember that NRTs can be purchased online from pharmacies and supermarkets for delivery to your home.

For information and help to stop smoking today call us on 0300 123 1044. We are here to help you throughout your stop smoking journey.

Nicotine Patches

Nicotine patches are applied directly on your skin. If you are a regular smoker they can help you to stop for good as they release nicotine over either 16 hours (all day) or 24 hours (day and night), depending on the type of patch you choose. The patch delivers a steady dose of nicotine and helps with reducing your withdrawal symptoms and nicotine cravings.

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Nicotine Gum & Lozenges

Nicotine gum and lozenges both release nicotine helping to fight nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms - so can stop you reaching for a cigarette. The gum is chewed once or twice until it starts to tingle in your mouth and then you put it in the side of your mouth for a minute or so, when the taste fades you chew again and put it on the other side. Lozenges are similar to gum, put one in your mouth and allow it to dissolve, lozenges should not be crunched or chewed.

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Nicotine Inhalator

This is a small plastic tube, which has a replaceable cartridge and a mouthpiece. You inhale on the end of the plastic tube and nicotine vapour is released into your mouth.

If you need the ‘hand-to-mouth’ action of smoking, inhalators are a great option. You replace the disposable cartridge in an inhalator after around 80 puffs.

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Microtab

The nicotine microtab is a small tablet that dissolves under the tongue – chewing or swallowing them doesn’t work. The microtab tastes quite peppery but most people become use to the taste.

Don’t wait until a craving starts, the microtab should be used regularly throughout the day to help with your cravings. Use for at least 8-12 weeks to give yourself the best chance of stopping for good.

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Mouth Spray

The first time you use the mouth spray (or if you haven’t used it for a couple of days), get the spray ready by pressing firmly on the pump until a fine mist appears, point the spray away from yourself/others when you do this.

Open your mouth wide, place the mouth spray as close to the mouth as possible, avoiding the lips. Aim the spray into the side of your cheek and press down on the pump firmly, if required you can repeat in the other cheek.

To avoid getting the hiccups try not to inhale when administering the spray and avoid swallowing for a few seconds after. Don’t wait until a craving starts, the mouth spray should be used regularly throughout the day. Use for at least 8-12 weeks to give yourself the best chance of stopping for good.

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Who can use NRT?

Most people are able to use NRT, including:

  • Adults and children over 12 years of age – although young people under 18 shouldn't use the lozenges without getting medical advice first.
  • Pregnant women – your doctor may suggest NRT if they think it would help you stop.
  • Breastfeeding women – your doctor can advise you how to do this safely

Always read the packet or leaflet before using NRT to check whether it's suitable for you. Sometimes it may be advisable to get medical advice first, for example if you have kidney or liver problems, or if you've recently had a heart attack or stroke.

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