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Information on the Patch, Gum, and Pills!

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  1. kate r, quit coach
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    Hello community members!

    We know that using quit aids increases your chances of successfully quitting. There is no single way that works for everyone, but we understand that finding the right option for you can be overwhelming.

    This is why on our website we have information on the various quit aids. If you navigate to My quit plan at the top of our website, select I am ready to quit, and then click on the Learn More button beneath Quit Meds: Facts and FAQs you will be brought to an interactive page that gives information on each of the five nicotine replacement products (NRTs): patch, inhaler, gum, lozenge, and oral spray, as well as the prescription medications Champix and Zyban that are approved to help with smoking cessation. Under each option, you can explore what they are, how they work, and tips for use.

    Moreover, this page addresses some of the most frequently asked questions and concerns about these products (such as if they are safe), and if other quit options (like hypnosis) are effective.

    Happy browsing!

    If you have any further questions or concerns, you can call and speak to a quit coach at 1-877-513-5333.

    - Kate R
    Last modified on 24 Mar 2019 15:42 by kate r, quit coach
  2. dragonlady
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    Do you help with smokers aid example gum patch and pills
  3. emily, quit coach
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    Hi dragonlady,

    If you would like to call into Smokers' Helpline we can search your area to see if there is a program that may be able to help with the cost of nicotine replacements and discuss your options. Our number is 1-877-513-5333.

    Or you can use the section of our webpage called "Find local support". You can see what is available to you by entering your city or postal code.

    Emily
  4. bonita324
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    Can you stay on the step 3 patch, 7mg, longer then the 2 weeks suggested? I am on my last day for it and I don't know if I can make it through with out it. I was doing really good and not having any cravings when I was on step 2 but since I switched to step 3 I have been having a lot more.
  5. kate r, quit coach
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    Hi bonita324 and welcome to the forum!

    The typical treatment course for the patch is three months (starting from Step 1). Some people do find they need to use it longer, and that is often fine. We would recommend you check in with a healthcare provider or pharmacist if you have any questions and concerns.

    You shared switching from Step 2 to Step 3 has caused an increase in cravings; this is often reported. Are you by any chance using combination therapy? Adding a fast-acting NRT replacement such as the gum, lozenge, inhaler, or oral spray might help with those additional cravings and help you to adjust to the Step 3 patch. Everyone is different.

    As it is Canada Day, our office is not presently open, but we would absolutely encourage you to call a quit coach tomorrow at 1-877-513-5333 if you have further questions or need extra support.

    Sincerely,
    Kate R
  6. lyn206
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    Tomorrow Aug. 15th will be my first day of freedom, I am a little nervous as I have tried many times to quit I need all the support I can get. I can`t use the gum so I will get the patches and the nicorette quick mist. Is there any chance of getting  free patches or spray?
  7. atp
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    lyn206,

    Good luck with your first day as a non-smoker!

    Take it one day at a time and I found it helped to focus on the benefits of quitting the first few days. I was so looking forward to smelling better, tasting food better, and of course improved breathing. Oh yeah - and drink lots of water - it helped with the cravings for me and it also helps cleanse out your system of all that nicotine and stuff. 

    There is a free trial pack of patches and gums - see the menu across the top of the site for "Trial Offer"
  8. elke, quit coach
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    lyn206, 

    congratulations on setting your quit day, that is an important first step. I hope that it has been going okay for you so far. As atp pointed out, you can order a free trial offer from our website. We can also check if there might be any resources available in your area and can help you to create your own personalized quit plan.Please reach out to the Smokers' Helpline at 1-877-513-5333 for support. 
    If you are calling from Ontario you can reach us  from Mondays through Thursdays from 8 am to 9 pm, on Fridays till 6 pm and on the weekend from 9 am to 5 pm. You can also check out the quit map under "Find local support". 

    Hang in there, usually after 3 days the withdrawal symptoms get better! 

    Stay strong and believe in yourself!

    Elke

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