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Quit Smoking with Dual Support

You can improve your chance of quitting by using the nicotine patch and another product, like NICORETTE® QuickMist, Gum, Cooldrops Lozenge or Inhalator, when you need extra support to fight cravings.

How it works

If using one nicotine replacement therapy product isn’t enough to help you quit, our Dual Support offers you a better chance of quitting for good.*

With Dual Support, two stop smoking aids are used:

  1. Patches are used to reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings throughout the day.
  2. Gum, QuickMist, Inhalator or Lozenges are used to relieve breakthrough cravings.

Why use it?

Research shows that using two quit-smoking aids at the same time increases your chances of quitting compared to using just one. If you experience very strong cravings or have tried unsuccessfully to quit in the past using only a single product, using two products can really help you to stay on track*

15 or more a day

If you smoke more than 15 cigarettes a day and are prepared to quit immediately, you can use one Step 1 (25mg/16hr) patch per day for 12 weeks AND

2mg gum

Chew 1 piece of 2mg gum when there’s an urge to smoke. Use no more than 12 pieces in one day.

or
2mg lozenge

Dissolve 1 2mg lozenge when there’s an urge to smoke. Use no more than 12 lozenges in one day.

or
Inhalator

Use the inhalator when there’s an urge to smoke. Use no more than 6 cartridges in one day.

or
QuickMist

Spray when there’s an urge to smoke. Use no more than 2 sprays per hour for 16 hours or 32 sprays in one day.

After 12 weeks, you can wean yourself off NRT by either:

  • Using Step 2 (15mg/16hr) patch for 2 weeks, followed by the Step 3 (10mg/16hr patch for 2 weeks, while using the same number of 2mg Gums or 2mg Lozenges in a day that you have routinely used. Then when a Patch is no longer needed, gradually reduce the number of 2mg Gums or 2 mg Lozenges until you no longer need them.

OR

  • Stop use of Step 1 (25mg/16hr) patch, and then gradually reduce the number of 2mg Gums or 2mg Lozenges that you use until you no longer need them.

Less than 15 a day

If you smoke less than 15 cigarettes a day and are prepared to quit immediately, you can use one Step 2 (15mg/16hr) patch per day for 12 weeks AND

2mg gum

Chew 1 piece of 2mg gum when there’s an urge to smoke. Use no more than 12 pieces in one day.

or
2mg lozenge

Dissolve 1 2mg lozenge when there’s an urge to smoke. Use no more than 12 lozenges in one day.

or
Inhalator

Use the inhalator when there’s an urge to smoke. Use no more than 6 cartridges in one day.

or
QuickMist

Spray when there’s an urge to smoke. Use no more than 2 sprays per hour for 16 hours or 32 sprays in one day.

After 12 weeks, you can wean yourself off NRT by either:

  • Using Step 3 (10mg/16hr) patch for 4 weeks, while using the same number of 2mg Gums or 2mg Lozenges in a day that you have routinely used. Then when a Patch is no longer needed, gradually reduce the number of 2mg Gums or 2 mg Lozenges until you no longer need them.

OR

  • Stop use of Step 2 (15mg/16hr) patch, and then gradually reduce the number of 2mg Gums or 2mg Lozenges that you use until you no longer need them.

*NICORETTE® approved prescribing information.

By using NICORETTE®, you double your chances of quitting successfully versus willpower alone.

Nicorette Dual Support

Learn about the importance of the first quit week and how NICORETTE® can support you by helping to manage your nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

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