Nicotine Replacement Therapy

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Nicotine Replacement Therapy

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Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) reduces your cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

What are the options?


Wear patches on your upper arm

Mouth Spray:

Spray onto the inside of your cheek


Take short puffs on the mouthpiece


Chew the gum slowly, then place in the side of your mouth


Place in the side of your mouth until it dissolves

Most people use a patch and at least one other product


  • 12 years and over
  • Safe during pregnancy*
  • Safe with medication^


Pharmacy or supermarket.


Patches are cheaper with a script from your doctor.

Everyone is different – there is a dose that will work for you

  • Some people may need more than one patch.
  • It can take eight weeks to six months, or longer.

Always refer to the instructions for use

Still have cravings? Need more help?

  • Quitline 137848
  • Pharmacist
  • Doctor
  • Health worker
  • Aboriginal Health Service.

Developed by: Tasmania’s Smoke Free Priority Populations Working Group, Public Health Services

*It is recommended to remove patches overnight during pregnancy.
^Some medication for mental health may need to be reviewed if you quit or restart smoking. Speak to your doctor.