Unlike cigarettes, which consist of thousands of poisonous and/or carcinogenic chemicals in addition to nicotine, NRTs contain only nicotine.
Let's take a look at some of the commonly asked questions about NRTs.
- What is Nicotine Replacement Therapy?
Nicotine replacement therapy refers to a family of quit aids that use therapeutic nicotine to help ex-smokers reduce dependence on tobacco products.
- What are the Advantages of Nicotine Replacement Therapy?
Nicotine replacement therapy has been available for several years. Let's take a look at the advantages NRTs offer people who want to quit smoking.
- What are the Disadvantages of Nicotine Replacement Therapy?
Because nicotine is the addictive substance in both tobacco products and NRTs, this type of quit aid does carry a certain level of risk for the consumer.
- NRTs Prescription vs OTC: What's the Difference?
Some NRTs are available in the drugstore, while others must be prescribed by a doctor. Regardless of which you choose, it makes good sense to have a discussion with your physician before starting nicotine replacement therapy.
- Why Use NRTs to Stop Using Nicotine?
While it might seem counterintuitive to use nicotine to get off of nicotine, if used appropriately, nicotine replacement therapy can effectively help ex-smokers recover from nicotine dependence.