The cravings to smoke should diminish after quitting, if you're using the right dosage of NRT. Remember that (if you're using it according to directions) the NRT you're using is providing you with far lower nicotine levels than the amounts you were used as a smoker, so you'll possibly experience some (easily manageable) degree of craving. But- such cravings are likely to more mental/emotional than physical, and thus easier for you to deal with (with the help of a support network).
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?