Nicorette QuickMist relieves nicotine withdrawal symptoms including cravings, symptoms you get when stopping smoking. When you suddenly stop providing nicotine from tobacco to your body, you get hit by different kinds of unpleasant feelings called withdrawal symptoms. By using Nicorette QuickMist, you can prevent or reduce these unpleasant feelings and cravings for smoking. This is because you continue to provide a small amount of nicotine to your body for a short period of time. Nicorette QuickMist does not contain the tar, carbon monoxide or other toxins in cigarette smoke.
To improve the chances of helping you to stop smoking, you should also seek counselling advice and support, if you can.
The aim is to start by gradually replacing some of your cigarettes with Nicorette QuickMist. After achieving this, you then stop smoking cigarettes completely while using the spray. Finally, you stop using the spray.
When you feel a strong urge to smoke, use 1-2 sprays instead of a cigarette to help you manage your cravings. The spray is to replace a cigarette, do not smoke shortly after using the spray. Using the spray without reducing your number of cigarettes will make you feel sick (see section ‘If you use more Nicorette QuickMist than you should’). Cut down the number of cigarettes you smoke per day, as many as possible and replace them by a spray. If a reduction in cigarette consumption has not been achieved after 6 weeks of treatment, seek the advice from a doctor. As soon as you feel ready, you should quit completely but no later than 12 weeks after start of treatment. After quitting smoking, gradually reduce the number of sprays per day. When you have reduced to 2-4 sprays per day, stop using Nicorette QuickMist.
Do not use more than 2 sprays at a time or 4 sprays per hour for 16 hours. The maximum dose is 64 sprays over 16 hours in any 24-hour period.
You may be tempted to smoke again after treatment has stopped. Save any remaining doses of the spray, as craving for smoking may suddenly occur. If you have a craving, use one or two sprays if one spray does not help within a few minutes.