How Different NRT Products Work
Nicotine is an addictive chemical. Many people who are addicted to smoking have been so for many years. A great portion of cigarette smokers start young, either due to peer pressure, stress or they pick up the habit along the way. Countless smokers try to quit each year, but it is an uphill battle. There are many tools, devices and methods (NRT - Nicotine Replacement Therapy) that can be employed to help kick the craving. Here are a few and how they work:
The first form of NRT introduced to the public was nicotine gum. Unlike traditional gum, you do not constantly chew nicotine gum, but chew it and hold it in your mouth for up to 30 minutes, until you need a nicotine boost. It is available in 2mg and 4mg doses.
Like nicotine gum, the nicotine lozenge is held in the mouth for about 30 minutes and delivers a nicotine kick when you need it. However, it isn’t chewed. It is also available in 2mg and 4mg doses.
Nicotine Sublingual Tablet
Like the lozenge, the sublingual tablet is held in the mouth, but underneath the tongue. It disperses nicotine as needed. The 2mg dose is as effective as the 2mg nicotine lozenge.
Nicotine Oral Inhaler
Picture an asthma inhaler. The nicotine oral inhaler works in the same manner. The user puffs on it when they feel the hand-to-mouth reflex coming on, while also getting a dose of nicotine. Although the term “inhaler” is used, it is more of an oral delivery device.
Nicotine Nasal Spray
A true nasal spray, this method works by delivering nicotine more rapidly via the nasal cavity. Each dose equals one spray per nostril. Users should start with one or two sprays per hour, and if needed, gradually increase to 40 sprays per day.
Nicotine Salts (Vaping)
This has become extremely popular over the past year-and-a-half. Vaping nicotine salts gives you the sensation of the nicotine you need without the harsh hit to the back of the throat you get from other e-juices. It is a lot smoother and does not have all of the toxins that combustible cigarettes contain. Ns20 is one of the top brands of nicotine salts -- or nic-salts -- on the market.
Nicotine replacement therapy is not a new concept. Different methods work for different people. If you are looking to quit your smoking habit, find a method that is best for you. Nicotine replacement therapy has proven to be effective in the past and continues to be to this day.