A combination of nicotine replacement therapy treatments increases your chances of quitting by 60% vs single product treatment

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Which product is right for me?

Nicotinell Patch® for discreet 24-hour relief Nicotinell Gum® or Nicotinell Lozenges® for when cravings hit

For customers who smoke more than 20 cigarettes per day:
Recommend starting treatment from Step 1 (21mg)

For customers who smoke fewer than 20 cigarettes per day:
Recommend starting treatment from Step 2 (21mg)

For customers who smoke fewer than 20 cigarettes per day:
Recommend the 1mg Lozenge, or 2mg gum

For customers who smoke 30 cigarettes or more per day:
Recommend the 2mg Lozenge or 4 mg Gum

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Timeline to quitting with Nicotinell

Source: www.cdc.gov

12 hours after quitting

The carbon monoxide level in your blood returns to normal

2 weeks – 3 months

Your heart attack risk begins to drop and lung function begins to improve

1-9 months after quitting

Your coughing and shortness of breath decrease

1 year after quitting

Your risk of having a heart attack is half that of a smoker

Combination Therapy

Not smoking is tough. It takes about 84 days for most of us to get used to it and infact the first 2 weeks are arguably the toughest. To help with your stop smoking journey, it may be worth giving combination therapy a try.

Combination therapy is simple. It is when you use, for example, a nicotine patch and combine it with a flexible format all at once. For example, wear a patch all day*. Take a piece of gum when you get the urge to smoke. When you combine treatments, you can attack your smoking habit on two fronts and manage it around the clock. It's a useful method if you need extra support to stop smoking**.

*Please note, you mustn’t wear two patches at once
**Patch plus lozenge ensures the highest change of quitting when used as directed (compared with single treatment). Data provided by GSK.

Get the support you need to stop smoking

Receiving the right support can make a big difference in helping you successfully quit or cut down on your smoking. Here are some tips you might find helpful:

Nicotinell frequently asked questions

The Nicotinell product range includes TTS Patch, Medicated Chewing Gum and Compressed Lozenge. Stop Smoking aid. Requires willpower. Contains nicotine. Always read the label.

  • How do I use Nicotinell Lozenges?

    Make sure to use Nicotinell lozenges correctly and follow these simples steps when using Nicotinell Lozenges:

    1. Rest the lozenge between your cheek and gums until the taste begins to fade
    2. Start sucking the lozenge
    3. Repeat for about 30 minutes until the lozenge is dissolved completely

    Taking breaks between sucking is essential to allow for easy absorption. If more nicotine is released than your mouth can absorb it will be swallowed. If the nicotine is swallowed, you won’t feel the effects. Take longer breaks between sucking if you feel an itchy sensation in your throat, burning in your stomach or experience hiccups or gas.

  • How do I use Nicotinell Gum?

    It’s important that you chew Nicotinell Gum properly to get the most from this nicotine replacement, simply follow these steps:

    1. Chew the nicotine gum until you start tasting a strong nicotine flavour.
    2. When you taste the nicotine move the gum to rest between your cheek and gums until the taste begins to fade
    3. Start chewing the gum again and repeat the chewing routine for about 30 minutes

    Taking breaks between sucking is essential to allow for easy absorption. If more nicotine is released than your mouth can absorb it will be swallowed.

    If the nicotine is swallowed, you won’t feel the effects. Take longer breaks between sucking if you feel an itchy sensation in your throat, burning in your stomach or experience hiccups or gas.

  • How do I use Nicotinell Patches?

    If you’re wondering how to use Nicotinell patches they only take three simple steps:

    Nicotinell patches can be used for 24 hours.

    1. Apply a new nicotine patch every day, once you have removed the old one
    2. Stick to a new area of skin which is unbroken, dry and hairless This can be on your upper arm, upper back or hip
    3. Smooth out the edges of the nicotine patch to ensure it’s stuck on properly

  • How do I stop smoking?

    Are you wondering how to stop smoking? There are millions of people who successfully quit smoking each and every year and, here at Nicotinell, we know you can be one of them.

    We understand that every quit smoking journey is different, but there are some simple ways to find your motivation. View our ‘how to quit’ section for some quit smoking tips to get started.

  • Why not quit smoking cold turkey?

    Are you thinking about opting to quit smoking cold turkey? Nicotinell advises that you should take plenty of time to come to that decision.

    Nicotine delivered by cigarettes is so addictive that people often underestimate how difficult it is to resist cravings using willpower alone.

    Nicotine replacement therapy delivers a controlled amount of nicotine to your system to help soothe your physical cravings and allows you to focus on the mental aspects of your quit.

  • Why should I use Nicotine Replacement Therapy?

    For a licensed medicine for taking nicotine other than tobacco, look no further than nicotine replacement therapy.

    Nicotine replacement therapy (or NRT for short) doesn’t contain any of the carcinogens (cancer-causing agents) that are found in cigarettes.

    Nicotine replacement therapy programs are designed to help you stop smoking. They help you wean off nicotine until you do not need it anymore.

  • Do nicotine replacement products have any side effects?

    Nicotine replacement products can have side effects. The active ingredient in nicotine replacement products is a low, therapeutic dose of nicotine, so side effects can include vivid dreams.

    Some users may experience skin irritation with use of the nicotine patch.

    Be sure to carefully read the user guide inside your package for a complete list of possible side effects.

  • What should I expect in my first week of quitting smoking?

    Wondering what to expect in your first week of quitting smoking? Nicotinell is here to help you get through this initial stage of the process.

    The first few weeks can be tough. We encourage you to make a plan and remember your reason for quitting throughout the week. These can help you work through your cravings, stay motivated and strong.

  • What is nicotine withdrawal?

    Nicotine withdrawal refers to a group of symptoms which develop in the first few weeks after your stop smoking or decrease your nicotine intake.

    When you’re nicotine dependent, smoking releases neurotransmitters into your brain, one of which is dopamine.

    It’s dopamine that gives you that relaxed and satisfied feeling when you smoke a cigarette. When you give up smoking, you may feel withdrawal symptoms which can be tough.

  • How do I cope with smoking cravings?

    Many cravings don’t last longer than a couple of minutes and there are many ways to cope with smoking cravings. Simply follow Nicotinell’s advice when cravings hit:

    • Think about your reason for quitting. If it’s a loved one, keep a photo handy.
    • Exercise is another great way to keep your mind off smoking.

    These helpful tricks along with the use of nicotine replacement treatment programs can help you get through those tough moments.

  • How do I replace my smoking rituals?

    Wondering how to replace your smoking rituals now that you’ve stopped smoking? Nicotinell has plenty of alternative ideas that are sure to help.

    It’s possible to maintain the social and physical aspects of your daily smoking rituals without lighting a cigarette.

    If you go out for a cigarette at certain times of the day, go outside and do something else:

    • Go to the park
    • Call a friend
    • Find the parts of your daily smoking rituals that you like that don’t involve smoking and focus on those
  • Will I gain weight if I quit smoking?

    It’s common query which many people consider when they are thinking about stopping. Fortunately, Nicotinell is on hand to give you peace of mind around this concern.

    If you are concerned reduce your fat intake, choose healthy snacks (like the ones below) and increase your physical activity to help burn off extra calories.

    What to eat when quitting smoking:

    Ready-to-eat snacks

    • Whole-wheat bread or bagel
    • Whole-grain muffin
    • Fruit such as apple, banana, peach, etc.
    • Low-fat yoghurt without a lot of added sugar
    • Whole-grain cereal
    • Unsalted nuts

    Easy-to-make eats

    • Half a sandwich
    • Vegetable sticks such as carrots, celery, cucumbers, green peppers, etc.
    • Popcorn (air popped, unbuttered)
    • Cut fruits, such as watermelon or pineapple
    • Fruit and yoghurt smoothie

    Emergency foods

    For when your mouth feels empty, like it needs a cigarette:

    • Vegetable sticks such as carrots, celery, cucumbers, green peppers, etc.
    • Sugar-free gum
    • Sugar-free hard candy
    • Sugar-free breath mints

    Frozen treats

    You may feel a strong desire for sweets right after you quit smoking. Sweets can often help you fight the urge to smoke. If you crave sweets, try these:

    • Frozen 100% juice bars
    • Frozen bananas or grapes
    • Low-calorie ice cream bars
    • Low-calorie ice cream bars
    • Non-fat frozen yoghurt
  • I’ve tried to quit smoking several times. Why can’t I quit smoking?

    If you have tried to stop smoking on numerous occasions and keep find yourself going back, you may well end up asking the question, why can’t I quit smoking?

    However, Nicotinell is here to assure you that you can quit. You just haven’t succeeded yet.

    Try to learn from your slipups. Figure out why you fell off the wagon so you can avoid putting yourself in similar situations in the future.

    Choose a new quit date, and then try again. This time, you may be able to quit for good!

  • How do I bounce back from a quit smoking slip-up?

    If you’re wondering how to bounce back from a quit smoking slip-up, Nicotinell can help. Learn from your slip-ups by identifying your smoking triggers. Once you know your triggers you can avoid them and their causes.

  • How long does nicotine addiction last?

    Nicotine withdrawal symptoms can often reach their peak two to three days after you have quit smoking, and are then gone within one to three months after you stop.

    The signs are different for everyone, but the one way to tell that your addiction is waning is that cigarettes are no longer an option, no matter what.

    When the things that once triggered you to reach for your pack no longer have power over you, you’ll know you’re winning the battle.

  • How much nicotine is in a cigarette?

    Knowing how much nicotine is in a cigarette will help you better understand the journey ahead of you when it comes to quitting smoking.

    Your body receives approximately 1 milligram of nicotine from each cigarette. Remember, the nicotine from cigarettes is absorbed very quickly and goes straight from the lungs to the brain.