Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Quitting Tobacco
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Reference Nicotine gum and lozenges release nicotine slowly into the mouth.
Reference Nicotine patches stick to your skin and slowly release nicotine through the skin into your bloodstream.
The Reference nicotine inhaler has a holder that contains nicotine. The inhaler delivers a puff of nicotine vapor into your mouth and throat.
You can buy nicotine gum, patches, and lozenges without a prescription. You do need a prescription to buy nicotine inhalers.
Note: Nonprescription nicotine replacement therapy products cannot be sold legally to people younger than age 18. A doctor may prescribe one of these products if a person younger than 18 is dependent on nicotine.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: July 6, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference John Hughes, MD - Psychiatry