A New Way to Quit Smoking – Nicotine Mouth Spray
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is the most widely studied and used first-line therapy for smoking cessation. It is available in several different formulations in Singapore, including transdermal patch, chewing gum or lozenge. Existing NRT formats are limited by relatively slow systemic absorption of nicotine, in comparison with cigarettes, limiting their success rate. As the principal action of NRT is to relieve smoking withdrawal symptoms (such as cravings) to help curb the urge to smoke, the efficacy of NRT increases with improved speed of delivery. This lecture introduces the latest innovative format of NRT launched this year, the nicotine mouth spray, the fastest NRT format available, known to relieve cravings in as short as 30 seconds. Join the session as we go deep into the efficacy and safety of nicotine mouth spray, its dosage and administration (including live demo of how to use), and how to go about choosing the right format for your patients’ needs. We will also address frequently asked questions by consumers/patients around NRTs and nicotine mouth spray.