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Using a stop smoking medicine

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What it involves

The two main stop smoking medicines are Champix (varenicline) and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).

Champix is a tablet that you take for 12 weeks. It is non addictive and very effective at controlling cravings.

NRT is Nicotine Replacement Therapy. These products all control nicotine. They come in lots of forms such as skin patches, chewing gum and lozenges.

Benefits to you

Your chance of stopping smoking will increase by 100%.

Your cigarette cravings and withdrawal symptoms will be reduced. 

You will find it easier to get on with your life without constantly thinking about smoking.

You'll save money - estimate how much using NHS inform's Calculate My Savings tool.

Your commitment

These medicines only work if you use them properly and follow the full course. 

You may need to make an appointment to see your GP or a pharmacist to get a prescription and will need to have at least one other appointment for a follow up.

Get started

Visit the NHS website 

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