NicoDerm® CQ® and Nicorette®:

Proven Smoking-Cessation Products

Why Nicotine Replacement Therapy Works

Why NRT Works

NRT allows patients to step down their therapeutic nicotine intake as both the physical and behavioral dependence are reduced.1-3 


harmful cigarettes

NRT helps manage withdrawal symptoms4


dependence on nicotine

NRT allows patients to gradually decrease their therapeutic nicotine intake1,2


the urge to smoke 

Cravings are often psychologically motivated and can last for months.

The use of behavioral support programs in conjunction with NRT improves success5-7

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NicoDerm® CQ®

Helps prevent the urge to smoke all day long8,9 

Features Extended Release Smart Control® Technology that starts to deliver nicotine fast and continues steadily throughout the day.

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Patented dual-coated technology.* Great taste. Intense craving relief10‡ .

An effective and easily portable solution for craving relief in social situations.

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Nicotine lasts even after it dissolves.

Appropriate for patients seeking craving relief that lasts so they can stay focused throughout their journey.

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Starts to relieve sudden cravings fast. Anytime. Anywhere11†.

An effective and easily portable solution for craving relief in social situations.

‡Craving relief associated with quitting smoking.
†4 mg only. Craving relief in as little as 3 minutes. Follow label directions for proper dosing.


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