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Glossary: nicotine replacement therapy, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

nicotine replacement therapy

(NIH-kuh-TEEN reh-PLAYS-ment THAYR-uh-pee)

A type of treatment that uses special products to give small, steady doses of nicotine to help stop cravings and relieve symptoms that occur when a person is trying to quit smoking. These products include nicotine gum, nicotine inhaler, nicotine nasal spray, nicotine lozenges, and nicotine patch. They do not contain any of the other chemicals found in tobacco products.

2005-07-08

2005-08-23