Skip to main content

We use strictly necessary cookies to make our site work. We would also like to set optional cookies (analytical, functional and YouTube) to enhance and improve our service. You can opt-out of these cookies. By clicking “Accept All Cookies” you can agree to the use of all cookies.

Cookies Statement and Privacy Statement

Stay at home – level 5 restrictions are in place nationwide. Get the latest advice about COVID-19

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to help you stop smoking

Quit smoking today with our help:

Sign up to the Quit plan


1800 201 203

Free text

QUIT to 50100

Already have a Quit plan? Sign in

  • Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to help you stop smoking

    NRT can help you to stop smoking. It gives you a low level of nicotine, without the tar, carbon monoxide and other poisonous chemicals present in tobacco.

  • Choosing the right type of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)

    When choosing a type of NRT, think about which method best suits you and your pattern of smoking. Is it nicotine patches, nicotine gum or nicotine mouth spray?

  • Nicotine patches

    ​Nicotine patches give a dose of nicotine through your skin. You don't need a prescription for them. If you have a medical card, you can get them for free.

  • Nicotine gum

    Nicotine gum gives you a dose of nicotine as you chew. It also gives your mouth something to do instead of smoking, which can help you break the habit.

  • Nicotine inhaler (or inhalator)

    Nicotine inhalers are useful if you're missing the routine of smoking cigarettes and the puffing sensation. They can help replace the physical act of smoking.

  • Nicotine lozenges

    Nicotine lozenges are a flavoured, sweet-like form of nicotine replacement therapy. They come in different strengths and work in a similar way to nicotine gum.

  • Nicotine mouth spray

    A nicotine mouth spray quickly releases nicotine into your body. Use 1 to 2 sprays when you feel the urge to smoke. Each spray provides a 1mg dose of nicotine.

Tweet us


Find us on


Find support services