What treatments are available?
Giving up smoking shouldn’t have to be something that you do alone and there are treatments available that can double your chances of stopping smoking.
By working through your personalised plan, created for you by our advisors, you will receive the support and medication to help with any side effects that you may suffer and will increase your chances of success and a smokefree future!
All of the nicotine products are issued by voucher from our advisors. They provide a month’s supply of nicotine products for a single prescription charge.
Champix is available on prescription, which your advisor will organise for you to collect from your local pharmacy.
We encourage e-cigarette users to include vaping as a part of their treatment programme. Although we cannot currently provide e-cigs we know they can be extremely useful to help you quit. This short video about vaping from Public Health England explains more.
It is very easy to use these products incorrectly so always talk to an advisor about the proper usage.
|Nicotine Products||How they work|
|Nicotine gum||When you chew nicotine gum, the nicotine is absorbed through the lining of your mouth.|
|Nicotine patches||Nicotine patches work well for most regular smokers and can be worn round the clock (24 hour patches) or just during the day (16 hour patches).|
|Microtabs||These are small tablets containing nicotine that dissolve quickly under your tongue.|
|Lozenges||Lozenges are sucked slowly to release the nicotine and take about 20-30 minutes to dissolve.|
|Inhalators||Inhalators look like a plastic cigarette. The inhalator releases nicotine vapour that gets absorbed through your mouth and throat. If you miss the ‘hand to mouth’ aspect of smoking, these may suit you.|
|Nicotine nasal spray||The spray delivers a swift and effective dose of nicotine through the lining of your nose.|
|Mouth Spray||This spray is very fast and delivers strong and effective relief from cravings when you spray it into your mouth and cheeks.|
|Mini Lozenges/Cools||This is small and similar to a tic-tac. Easy to carry around in your pocket and provides effective response to cravings as and when they occur.|
|Electronic Cigarettes||A hand-help vaping device which heats nicotine liquids to create a flavoured vapour which you can inhale instead of smoking.|
|Non-Nicotine Products||How they work|
|Champix||Reduces the pleasure of smoking whilst reducing the desire to smoke.|