Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

The following medicines are Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRTs). These medicines provide nicotine to your body in a different way than tobacco. You also get less nicotine with NRTs than from tobacco. Using an NRT when you quit can lessen cravings and withdrawal symptoms. NRTs have been found to double a person's chances of quitting successfully.

We recommend that you talk with your doctor or health care provider about quitting medications to determine which option is right for you.

We do not endorse specific product brands, but have included brand names to help you differentiate the various NRT products.

Nicotine gum imageNicotine Gum
As you chew nicotine gum, nicotine is released and absorbed by the blood vessels in your mouth.

Nicotine Inhaler
The nicotine inhaler is a small device that you hold in your hand and inhale, similar to a cigarette. As you inhale from it, nicotine is quickly released into your blood stream.

Nicotine Lozenge
The nicotine lozenge is small and releases nicotine as it slowly dissolves.

Nicotine Patch
A nicotine patch is placed onto your skin and releases nicotine into your blood stream.

Nicotine Spray
The nicotine spray delivers nicotine to your body through your nostrils.