Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Nicotime Replacement Therapy (NRT) is a way of getting nicotine into the bloodstream without smoking. There are nicotine gums, patches, inhalators, tablets, lozenges, and sprays. You can buy these from Manichem pharmacies. Most are also available on prescription.
NRT stops or reduces the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. This helps you to stop smoking but without having unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. NRT does not ‘make’ you stop smoking. You still need determination to succeed in breaking the smoking habit.
There is not much difference in how well the different types of NRT work. Personal preference usually determines which one to use. Below are listed some points about each form of NRT. Please note, this is just a brief overview. Read the manufacturer’s instructions on the packet for detailed advice on each type of NRT, or seek advice from a pharmacist, doctor or nurse.
You are more likely to stop smoking if you receive counselling or support whilst taking NRT. Some Manichem pharmacies offer this support. It is strongly advised that you take up any offer of support whilst going through the difficult time of giving up smoking.
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