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?

Patches:

Wear patches on your upper arm

Mouth Spray:

Spray onto the inside of your cheek

Inhalator:

Take short puffs on the mouthpiece

Gum:

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

Lozenges:

Place in the side of your mouth until it dissolves


Most people use a patch and at least one other product

Who

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

Where?

Pharmacy or supermarket.

Cost?

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.