What is NRT?
NRT stands for nicotine replacement therapy. There are a number of products that contain nicotine and are used to assist one’s quit attempt.
Some of these products are available in the form of patches, gum and lozenges.
Using NRT products can double your chances of quitting.
Patches, gum and lozenges work by replacing some of the nicotine you usually get from cigarettes. Withdrawal symptoms are reduced but you will still need to develop lifestyle strategies to become a non-smoker. Getting extra support and reading quit smoking material also helps your chances of quitting successfully.
Using patches, gum or lozenges has not been shown to cause cancer or heart disease and these products are much safer than smoking.