Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

  • NRT works by releasing small amounts of nicotine to allow your body to get used to the change gradually
  • Helps you to overcome cravings and reduce withdrawal symptoms during the first few weeks of quitting smoking

Know the Difference 

Nicotine Chewing Gum 


  • Chew gum slowly until peppery/minty taste appears, park it between cheek and gum for absorption.
  • Repeat the chew-park-chew action slowly slowly for about 30 minutes.

Nicotine Patches 

  • Available in different strengths.
  • Your pharmacist will choose the patch strength, based on your nicotine dependence and number of sticks smoked daily.
  • You will be advised to reduce the patch strength in a step-down manner.
  • At the start of the day, put on a new patch on your clean, hairless body part eg. forearm.

If you or your loved ones need help to quit smoking, call 6340 2300 (NHGP) now or email to feedback@pharmacy.nhg.com.sg to arrange for an appointment with our pharmacist.

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