Using High Dose NRT

A collection of evidence to inform the practice of those prescribing & monitoring the use of Nicotine Replacement Therapies.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy is the first line treatment for tobacco dependence
See 2009 Delphi Panel Algorithm
Appropriate use of NRT involves adequate replacement of self-administered nicotine by tobacco users
See TRaCII Medication Summary
NRT is almost NEVER contraindicated
See 2010 Risk Analysis of NRT
Withdrawal monitoring tools guide appropriate NRT titration
See West et al, 2006
NRT patches effectively reduce cravings during cessation but may prove more effective when paired with breakthrough gum/spray
See Shiffman et al, 2006
See Hatsukami et al, 2007
See PBM-MAP Combination Therapy