Georgia was determined to quit smoking before her 50th birthday. By using stop smoking medicines, she was able to relieve her cravings and quit for good. From nicotine patches to inhalators – there is a range of stop smoking medicines to choose from, so you can choose the one that works for you.
Giving up smoking can cause nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Stop smoking medicines – including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products such as patches, gum and lozenges – can help you manage these symptoms.
These medicines replace some of the nicotine you get from cigarettes without all the harmful elements such as tar and carbon monoxide. NRT products have been used by millions of smokers to help them quit and can double your chances of stopping smoking successfully. They can be bought over the counter or you can get them on NHS prescription.
Non-nicotine-containing stop smoking medicines are also available on NHS prescription.
What should I choose?
Different types of stop smoking medicines work better for different people. Speak to your pharmacist, GP or local stop smoking service to find out what’s best for you.
Learn more about stop smoking medicines on the Smokefree website https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/prescription-medicines.
The more support tools you use the more likely you are to succeed in your quit attempt. Use other support tools to help you quit.
Watch Georgia’s story: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/stoptober/home#smoking-medicines