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

Know the Difference 

Nicotine Chewing Gum 

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 
patch 

  • 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 start of day, put on a new patch on clean, hairless part eg. forearm

Nicotine Inhalers  

  • Release nicotine from a small cartridge when you suck the mouthpiece

If you or your loved ones need help to quit smoking, call 6355 3000 now or email to feedback@pharmacy.nhg.com.sg for an appointment with our pharmacists.

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