Frequently Asked Questions
Most pregnant women can use NRT. It's important to talk it through with your doctor or midwife first. They can help you to weigh up the risks of continuing to smoke against the benefits of stopping using NRT. Using NRT is safer than smoking because it doesn't contain poisons like tar or carbon monoxide.
NRT is safer than smoking because NRT doesn't contain poisons like tar or carbon monoxide.
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- Are NRT products just as dangerous as smoking cigarettes?
- Can anyone use NRT?
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- Is it too late to stop? Isn't the damage already done?
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- What are the dangers of smoking during pregnancy?
- What are the different types of NRT available?
- What is Champix and who can use it?
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- Where can I get NRT?
You will need a lot of support whilst quitting it is good to tell your family and friends that you are quitting so they can lend their support when you need it. Explain to them that you may not be yourself and don’t be afraid to ask for help.