Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

Did you know that using some type of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) doubles the chance that you’ll quit smoking?

NRT helps reduce your cravings by supplying your body with nicotine, the addictive substance in tobacco. You can buy nicotine gum, patches, and lozenges without a prescription. Studies show that no one type of NRT works best. You can explore the options and find out what works best for you. For more information, check out the Mayo Clinic’s comprehensive overview with information about the pros and cons of the different smoking-cessation products such as gum, patches, and inhalers.

If you have heart disease, or if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, NRT may not be the best option for you. Talk to your doctor first.