What is Combination Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)?
Published: 21st September, 2017 in: Quit Smoking
Quitting smoking can be daunting especially if you are a heavy smoker or you have smoked for a number of years. If you are attempting to quit smoking, Combination Nicotine Replacement Therapy is an effective method. It involves using two nicotine replacement products simultaneously.
Many people attempt to quit smoking with the help of a Nicotine patch but recent research has highlighted the benefits of using them in conjunction with another nicotine replacement product such as lozenges or gum.
Why is Combination Nicotine Replacement Therapy Effective?
NRT has been shown to be very effective especially if the person in question is a heavy smoker. Research states that you have a higher chance of success when using two nicotine replacement products than you do when using a singular one.
The nicotine patch can help to relieve cravings throughout the day while nicotine gum or lozenges can be used to fight off any sudden cravings you may have. If you are used to having a cigarette at a certain time of the day, for example in the morning before you leave for work, or socially when you have drinks with friends, you can use the second nicotine replacement product as a distraction.
Is There an Increased Risk of Side Effects?
Nicotine replacement products contain a small amount of nicotine to help you to lower your nicotine intake day by day. Many people worry that using two nicotine replacement products simultaneously will cause adverse side effects.
While you will be doubling your nicotine intake, the amount of nicotine contained in Nicotine patches, gum and lozenges is significantly lower that the nicotine content of tobacco.
Where Can I Buy Nicotine Replacement Products?
If you want to see if Combination Nicotine Replacement Therapy could benefit you, you can find an extensive range of NRT products in our online store. We stock everything from nasal sprays and chewing gum to patches and lozenges.