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Ready to Quit Smoking Completely?

Using NICORETTE® to manage your cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

How Does Nicorette Lozenge Work?

Dissolves quickly in your mouth to help relieve cravings and withdrawal symptoms


What is the efficacy and safety of NICORETTE® products?

More than 130 clinical studies confirm the efficacy and safety of NICORETTE Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).
By using our products, your chance of successfully quitting smoking is doubled versus willpower alone*.

What happens to your body when you use NICORETTE®?

The nicotine in Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products, like NICORETTE, is absorbed through the skin or the saliva. As a result, nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms are alleviated. NICORETTE helps you control your desire to smoke so that you can gradually reduce your nicotine intake and wean your body from nicotine. Therefore, NICORETTE makes it easier for you to quit smoking. By using our products, your chance of successfully quitting smoking is doubled versus willpower alone*.

Why do I have a scratchy throat when I use NICORETTE®?

If you’re used to getting nicotine via cigarettes, this scratchy sensation is not uncommon. When you smoke cigarettes, the nicotine is absorbed through your lungs. When you use NICORETTE products, you absorb nicotine through your saliva. Since it’s a new way of absorbing nicotine, it can lead to irritation of your pharynx. After some time, the scratchy sensation should subside..

Do I need to use NICORETTE® for the entire 12 or 16 week programme?

Avoid stopping the programme before 12 or 16 weeks, as your body may still be craving nicotine. The 16 week programme gradually steps you down from your nicotine addiction. Without any Nicotine Replacement Therapy, the temptation to smoke may be hard to resist if you don’t complete the programme. The dosage is a guide only. The dose is individual and depends on how much nicotine you need to reduce the withdrawal symptoms..

Can I use NICORETTE® products if I’m diabetic?

Yes, you can use NICORETTE products if you’re diabetic. However, you should monitor your blood sugar levels more often when starting to use Nicorette, as you may find your insulin or medication requirements alter. Our products are sugar free (do not contain sucrose) and contain sweeteners sucralose and acesulfame potassium (also known as acesulfame K).

Can I use NICORETTE® if I’m pregnant?

It is not recommended since nicotine can have harmful effects on the fetus. If you’re pregnant, please consult your doctor. .

Does chewing NICORETTE® Gum increase the risk of tooth decay?

No, NICORETTE® Gum is sugar-free and doesn’t promote tooth decay. Using the gum regularly also does not increase calories.

Do I need to remove the NICORETTE® Patch for certain activities?

You can leave the NICORETTE® Patch on when you have a short shower or bath, or when you are in the sun.

You should remove the NICORETTE® Patch for all sporting activities in which you sweat heavily, your heart rate is greatly increased, and/or your body temperature rises.

You should also remove the NICORETTE® Patch before going for an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to prevent the risk of burns..

Does nicotine cause cancer or cardiovascular disease?

It’s not the nicotine, but the numerous toxins in cigarette smoke that cause the many smoking-related diseases. NICORETTE® contains nicotine in controlled doses – just enough to relieve your cravings, but sparing you the damaging tar and carbon monoxide from cigarette smoke, which are the primary causes of cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Does nicotine discolour fingers and teeth?

No, yellowish discoloration of fingers and teeth is caused by the tar in cigarette smoke.