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Which Nicotine Replacement Therapy is Right For You?

Working out which Quit Smoking product you should use to manage your nicotine withdrawal cravings can be daunting.

There are so many decisions to make to try to decide which Nicotine Replacement Therapy is right for you.  Let us help you make the right decision for you:


Which Quit Smoking Brand should I use?

We sell three of the most popular and trusted brands of Nicotine Replacement Therapy products – Habitrol, Nicorette and Nicotrol.  We have been selling these Quit Smoking Aids to our customer base for over 20 years, so we know and trust them.

Which one of these brands you use will depend on what type of NRT product you wish to use to Quit Smoking.

Habitrol gives you the most Nicotine Replacement Therapy options with Habitrol Nicotine Gum, Habitrol Nicotine Lozenges and Habitrol Nicotine Patches

In the other brands brand we have both the Nicorette Inhalator Nicotine Replacement Therapy option, as well Nicorette and Nicotrol Nicotine Gum.

If you are looking for Nicotine Gum then whether you use Habitrol, Nicorette or Nicotrol will only be a matter of which flavour you like best and perhaps which consistency you prefer.  And the only way you can work that out is by trying them.

However, a little inside knowledge for you – Nicorette Gum and Nicotrol Gum are EXACTLY the same product.  They are made in the same factory in Sweden, they are just branded differently.  So the secret is that Nicotrol Gum is cheaper!

If you are unsure whether you want Nicotine Replacement Gum, Lozenges, Inhalator or Patches, then check out the next section to help you decide.


What type of NRT product is best for me

The main types of Nicotine Replacement Therapy products we offer are Gum, Lozenges, Inhalators and Patches.

Which one of these smoking cessation products you prefer will depend on how you think you would like to get your nicotine therapy.

If you are the sort of person who likes to chew gum – then nicotine gum is the best quit smoking aid for you.

If you are more the type to suck on a lozenge, then we would suggest you use a nicotine lozenge as your preferred NRT product.

But if you really need to experience that inhaling sensation associated with smoking, then we would recommend the Nicorette Inhalator.  The Nicorette Inhalator Nicotine Replacement Therapy delivers you a nicotine ‘hit’ – but without the ‘smoke’ associated with other inhalation options.

Or if you want something more discrete, that will deliver a nicotine dosage evenly throughout the day, then a nicotine patch is for you.  Habitrol Nicotine Patches can be worn under clothing and out of site, and don’t have any visible physical signs (such as chewing, puffing or sucking), which some people prefer.

Once you have decided which NRT product you prefer, you then need to decide which strength you should start with.  Check out the next section to help you decide.


What strength of nicotine replacement product should I get?

As a general rule, nicotine replacement therapy is best at the dosage that is right for the number of cigarettes you smoke a day.

For nicotine gum and nicotine lozenges if you smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day, it is recommended that you start on the higher strength product – the 4mg nicotine replacement product for Gum and 2mg for Lozenges.

If you smoked 20 or less cigarettes a day, than perhaps you can start on the 2mg gum or 1mg lozenge.

The Nicorette Inhalator NRT option is one strength – with you using it in line with how often you need to relieve your Cigarette Cravings and Nicotine Withdrawal Symptons.

For the Habitrol Nicotine Patches, it is a three stage ‘step-down’ process.  So if you smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day, start on Habitrol Patch Step 1, and follow the instructions to reduce to Step-Two and then to Step-Three.

If you smoke these than 10 cigarettes a day and you want to use the Habitrol Nicotine Patch, then start on Step 2 and move down to Step 3 as instructed.

However, just remember – this is only a guide.  So, if you have tried to quit smoking on a lower dose nicotine replacement product, and it didn’t work – please don’t give-up.  Just try again, but on a higher dose or perhaps use a combination of nicotine replacement products.

Particularly strong smokers or people who struggle to quit smoking may want to consider using a combination of Nicotine Replacement Therapy’s.  Sometimes a Habitrol Nicotine Patch can give a regular hit of nicotine, but the other NRT products can be used to give you extra support when you need it, say at social functions or at times of stress.  Just make sure you follow the usage instructions with the product to ensure you use the correct dosage.



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