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A Common Question Regarding NRT - isn't Nicotine bad for you?

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  1. nadia b, quit coach
    nadia b, quit coach avatar
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    18 Jan 2019
    08 May
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    Hi fellow-community members,

    I thought that I would share a quick little fact this morning about Nicotine and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT):

    Nicotine is not one of the cancer causing agents in cigarettes - it's the tar, carbon monoxide and some of the other 4000+ chemicals in cigarettes that can cause cancer. The nicotine that you get from Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products are clean and delivered in a safer route. NRTs help get the nicotine into your body but without the added dangers of additional chemicals - you avoid inhaling more than 70 cancer-causing chemicals and the poisonous carbon monoxide found in tobacco smoke.

    Sincerely,

    Nadia B.
  2. brieffree
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    28 Nov 2017
    08 May
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    HI Nadia

    I was an NRT user for a long run, wile I was getting training to quit for good! Know I am not using it anymore! I am ok, a bit emotional and irritable in a good way, in control!

    My Goal is to be free! I am doing it, after more than 3 years!

    The point here is without the help of Nrt, I probably could not quit as longer I did! It was less hard to quit the Nrt. 

  3. jenna c, quit coach
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    29 Nov 2018
    09 Jul
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    Hi Brieffree,

    I am glad to hear nicotine replacement therapy helped to effectively quit and that it made it easier for you to quit.

    Although, people can successfully quit 'cold turkey', you are less likely to suffer from withdrawal symptoms when using the nicotine patch in combination with the short-acting products (lozenge, gum, mist, inhaler).

    We are currently offering a free trial pack combination therapy that includes- 7 (21mg patch + 15 pieces of 4mg gum) for those who are eligible. Please refer to our website - smokershelpline.ca for more information regarding the trial offer from Johnson & Johnson, Inc.

    Have a great day!

    Jenna C.
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