Nicotine is the addictive component in cigarettes, but it can be used to support your quit journey with Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). NRT is a medication that provides your body with a low level of nicotine, without the other toxic chemicals in cigarettes. It is used by people who have quit smoking to control any negative side effects.
NRT is available to buy from some stores and pharmacies, it can also be prescribed from a GP or SmokeFree Hull. The medication can come in many forms:
Our specialist advisers recommend using a patch with a faster-acting form of NRT such as the gum, inhalators or spray to satisfy any cravings. Over the course of your structured programme, your dosage of NRT is reduced until you stop using it.
The medication can be used by a range of people but you should seek medical advice if you have kidney, liver or heart problems:
You may suffer from some side effects by taking NRT, these include:
You should speak to your GP if your symptoms are especially troublesome and they will be able to amend your dosage.
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