About Nicotine Replacement Therapy


It’s your choice whether to smoke or not, and often smokers have reasons why they smoke, for example: maybe it helps them think, get up in the morning, de-stress, perhaps it relaxes them, looks cool, helps with over-eating, or they think they are addicted.

Whatever the reason, you can choose not to smoke. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is one of the most popular ways to kick smoking-in-the-butt, reducing cravings, and allowing you to ease in to quitting. Studies show NRT doubles your chances.

NRT encompasses any means of smoking cessation in which the smoker obtains the nicotine the body craves from some other means, such as gum, an inhaler, patch or lozenge.

About Quit Smoking Gum

Quit smoking gum is clinically proven to help smokers quit. Gum is the most popular of all nicotine replacement products. Nicotine gum is available in different strengths and a range of flavours to make quitting as comfortable as possible.

Nicotine gum is made and marketed by two large pharmaceutical companies: Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Novartis. Popular brands of nicotine gum include Nicorette, Habitrol, and Nicotrol. Nicotine gum is sold as over-the-counter or general sale in most countries.

About Habitrol Lozenges

Habitrol is the most popular brand of lozenges. They are available in different strengths, 2mg or 4mg, and dissolve in the mouth to provide the body with desired nicotine.

Lozenges are particularly suitable for smokers who smoke their first cigarette within 30 minutes of waking up each day.

About Nicotine Patches

Nicotine patches are widely used for Nicotine Replacement Therapy and can greatly assist in smoking cessation programs. A nicotine patch is a transdermal patch that releases nicotine into the body through the skin. Nicotine patches were originally available in the U.S. by prescription only and could only be purchased over-the-counter from 1996.

Nicotine patches provide a steady and constant controlled dose of nicotine throughout the day, reducing the effects of nicotine withdrawal. Patches are available in three strengths (commonly 7mg, 14mg and 21mg) and the idea is that the strength of the patch is reduced over time.

Nicotine patches are marketed by several pharmaceutical companies, and under several brand names.