The best research repeatedly confirms that all of the currently available forms of NRT (including patch, gum, nasal spray, inhaler, and lozenge) are effective aids for smoking cessation. They have been shown to increase long term quit rates 1.5 to 2 fold. It is important to use NRT carefully and follow package instructions. When used properly, NRT can significantly improve your chances of quitting and staying quit.
Articles in this section
- What are NRTs and what do they do?
- How much will NRT improve my chance of quitting?
- How do I decide which NRT to use?
- Can I use NRT if I have heart disease or high blood pressure?
- Should I choose a quit-med if I relapsed last time I used it?
- Why would I want to use the patch, gum, or lozenge if I’m trying to quit nicotine?
- Will NRTs get rid of my cravings to smoke?
- If I slip and have a cigarette, should I quit my NRT?
- Does NRT work for smokeless tobacco users?
- If I’m taking other medications, can I use NRT?