Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) work in two ways, they substitute the addictive drug nicotine in smoking with a non smoking alternative, then the work to reduce dependency and cravings for nicotine of time. Gums, sprays, patches, lozenges, vape and more are common NRT used to replace smoking nicotine cravings. The are most useful for people who smoke more than 10 cigarettes per day.
Nicotine replacement therapy is available at your local chemist without a prescription. Quit Health hopes to offer online purchase options and support packages in the near future. NRT is available in the form of:
- Chewing gum
- Skin patches
- Sublingual tablets and
E-cigarettes are devices that make vapour for smoking. They’re often marketed as a way to quit smoking, but there isn’t enough evidence to show that they help — or are safe. In Australia, it’s illegal to sell e-cigarettes that contain nicotine.
Champix (Varenicline) isn't to be used in conjunction with NRT. It is a very effective prescription medication that alongside your will-power and ongoing support from Quit Health, you will quit smoking for good.