The nicotine lozenge is a type of NRT designed to allow the new ex-smoker to slowly taper off nicotine, thus making withdrawal manageable. Like the nicotine gum, the lozenge is not swallowed, but allows the nicotine to be absorbed through the lining of the mouth. As you suck on the lozenge it slowly dissolves in your mouth, gradually releasing nicotine. The nicotine helps reduce cravings and other withdrawal symptoms. The lozenge comes in a form similar to hard candy, and slowly releases nicotine in the mouth. The mini lozenge dissolves up to 3x faster than the regular lozenges.