Detailed information about the various medications that can assist with quitting smoking.
Looking for FREE NRT or meds? The asterix * below indicates which aids are FREE under the BC Smoking Cessation Program.
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Prescription Medication: Varenicline (Champix) *
A pharmaceutical drug, an agonist for nicotine, used to aid tobacco cessation.
Prescription Medication: Buproprion (Zyban) *
A drug administered orally in the treatment of depression and as a quit smoking aid.
Nicotine Patches *
A nicotine patch is a transdermal patch that releases nicotine into the body through the skin.
Nicotine Gum *
A non-prescription gum that releases nicotine when chewed.
The nicotine inhaler or 'the puffer' is a thin, plastic cartridge containing a nicotine plug in its base.
A lozenge which dissolves slowly in the mouth to release the nicotine.
Nicotine Mouth Spray
A mouth spray containing nicotine that can control cravings in 60 seconds.