NRT safety

Patient misperceptions of NRT safety are common

Patient education can help overcome concerns and increase interest in using NRT. In a study of smokers published in Addictive Behaviors, July 20118:

  • 93% did not know that smoking while wearing a nicotine patch does not cause heart attacks
  • 76% did not know that nicotine gum or lozenges are not as addictive as cigarettes
  • 68% did not know that NRT products are not as dangerous as cigarettes
  • 50% would be more likely to use NRT if they were exposed to information that corrected their concerns

NRT has a well-established safety and efficacy profile

  • The only over-the-counter smoking cessation option that’s FDA approved9
  • Delivers controlled, therapeutic doses of nicotine to gradually lower their dependence on nicotine
  • Helps with difficult, physical withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, irritability, and insomnia9-11
  • Relieves cravings when patients are exposed to triggers9
  • Doubles patients’ chances of successfully quitting9

How NRT works

REPLACES harmful cigarettesNRT helps manage withdrawal symptoms12

REDUCES dependence on nicotineNRT allows patients to gradually decrease their therapeutic nicotine intake2

RETRAINS the urge to smokeCravings are often psychologically motivated and can last for months4

The use of behavioral support programs in conjunction with NRT improves success4,13

Smoking cessation helps reduce the number of nicotinic receptors in the brain.14

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) product

NicoDerm CQ package

NicoDerm CQ

Doubles your patients’ chances of quitting.5*

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Nicorette Gum package

Nicorette Gum

Only Nicorette Gum has patented dual-coated technology.

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Nicorette Lozenges package

Nicorette Lozenges

Fast and sustained craving relief.6†ǂ

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Nicorette mini Lozenges package

Nicorette mini Lozenges

Reduces withdrawal symptoms of irritability, frustration, and anger associated with quitting smoking. 

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Nicorette Coated Ice Mint Lozenges package

Nicorette Coated Ice Mint Lozenges

Effective craving relief with a better sensory experience for patients.

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