No, you should continue your NRT unless you relapse to regular smoking pattern. A slip is a temporary break in abstinence by smoking a cigarette. A relapse is a return to previous addictive usage patterns. A slip doesn't have to turn into relapse, and won't, unless you decide it will. Head for your support network. If you continue to ‘slip’ on a regular basis, you may need to rethink your quit-plan, using what you've learned from your slips.
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?