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Nicotine Replacement Therapy

When you make the decision to quit smoking, it is important to have the support you need throughout the quitting process. Evidence shows that support from a health professional combined with the use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) will give you the best chance of quitting smoking.

NRT products, including patches, gum and lozenges, are used to replace some of the nicotine that you would normally receive through smoking cigarettes, but does not contain the harmful chemicals found in tobacco smoke. Many people find using NRT useful when trying to quit smoking as it helps to ease some of the symptoms of withdrawal.

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Side-effects and cautions

It is important to remember that not all products are suitable for everyone and it is extremely important to read the product information sheets before using any NRT products for the first time. Regardless of the product you choose to help you quit smoking, you should consult your GP, pharmacist or Quitline (13 7847) if you are unsure, experience any side-effects, are pregnant, have an illness, or are taking other medications.

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