Nicotine replacement products

Covering nicotine replacement therapy, lozenges, inhaler, gum and patch

Nicotine replacement products are brand products that emanate from the concept of nicotine replacement in helping smokers quit smoking. They aim to take the place of cigarettes and other smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco and snuff.

These medically approved quit smoking treatments release less nicotine into the body of a quitting person than otherwise normally delivered by a cigarette or tobacco chew. The main strategy is to handle the cravings before they over take you as well as alleviating the painful effects of nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is the most widely used method of treatment to quit smoking. Others find pharmaceutical drugs such as Chantix more effect than NRTs. Yet other quitting smokers would rather use herbal remedies to help them quit smoking.

The nicotine replacement lozenges involves the use of nicotine lozenges to administer less and less levels of nicotine into the bloodstream. Nicotine replacement lozenges work by dissolving in the mouth like sweets and entering the bloodstream through the lining tissues of the mouth. Popular brand lozenges include commit lozenge a successful brand on the market which comes with a free quitting program.

The nicotine replacement inhaler works by spraying nicotine vapor into the mouth or nose for bloodstream absorption through mouth or nasal linings. It is simply a different way of administering the same treatment.

Like lozenges, the nicotine replacement inhaler does not require any prescription and can be purchased over the counter (OTC) without any glitches in most countries. Nicotrol inhaler is the leading brand for inhalers.


Another popular product is the nicotine replacement gum. This comes in the familiar form of a regular chewing gum. The only difference being that this would be a nicotine chewing gum usually marketed in different flavors. When the cravings start the patient simply needs to take a single piece. More gum pieces may be taken without exceeding the daily limit as and when the cravings intensify. The most popular nicotine replacement gum is Nicorette.

Nicorette also offers a free program and some reward points.

The nicotine replacement patch is also known as the nicotine trans dermal system. Lower levels of nicotine are absorbed via the skin into the bloodstream. Many people who are quitting have also found success with this particular system. A patch is strapped onto your arm and continuously releases nicotine into your body through out the day.

One important quality of nicotine is its ability to enter the body through the skin. It is water soluble. This is why tobacco plant harvesting is a dangerous affair requiring regulated standards of protection. Often times tobacco harvesters especially abused children in developing countries suffer from nicotine poisoning.

Nicotine water is a silent yet controversial nicotine replacement therapy. It involves mixing nicotine with bottled water for daily consumption to help quit smoking. Even though it became a hit on introduction on the market a few years ago, the flair died down due to the refusal by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to recognize it as a nicotine replacement product.

Even though testimonials from those who used the nicotine water indicated some traits of successful replacement, the lack of official approval made it difficult for the water to take off like the rest of the nicotine replacement products.

Which products is best is ever dependent on each individual. What other conditions exist i.e. allergies, pregnancy other medication and so on.

Reviews of nicotine replacement products are always a mixed bag. It's always a 50/50 pattern making relying on reviews a useless wild goose chase in most cases. The best review would better come from your doctor in the context of your individual conditions.


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