Nicotine patches work well for most regular smokers and can be worn round the clock (24-hour patches) or just during the time you are awake (16-hour patches). They work by releasing nicotine directly into the bloodstream through the skin.
Gum is available in two strengths: 2mg and 4mg. The 4mg gum is most appropriate for smokers who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day, or who are strongly addicted to nicotine.
Lozenges are placed in the mouth and dissolve slowly to release nicotine. They take about 20-30 minutes to dissolve.
An inhalator looks like a plastic cigarette. The inhalator releases nicotine vapour which gets absorbed through your mouth and throat. If you miss the 'hand to mouth' aspect of smoking, these may suit you.
The spray delivers a swift and effective dose of nicotine through the lining of your nose.
The spray delivers a swift and effective dose of nicotine through the lining of your mouth.
These are small tablets containing nicotine that dissolve quickly under your tongue.
*Only available to people aged 18 or over. ^ Prescription only medication Champix works by reducing your craving for a cigarette. It also reduces the effects you feel if you do have a cigarette.
*Only available to people aged 18 or over. ^ Prescription only medication Zyban is a tablet which helps you to stop smoking.
Vaping is up to 95% safer than smoking. Vapes are not currently available through your stop smoking service however we do offer help and support to those who want to use one.