What are Niquitin Minis Mint Lozenges?
Niquitin Minis Mint Lozenges are a smoking cessation product that can help you to quit the habit for good. The lozenges contain nicotine which allow you to satisfy your cravings without the harmful substances that are included in cigarettes. Niquitin can be used as Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) as they replace the nicotine you receive from cigarettes in a lozenge form which are perfect for on the go. Whether you’re looking to quit straight away and would like to use the lozenges to replace the nicotine in cigarettes or you’re looking to cut down gradually and would like to use this product to replace some of the cigarettes you smoke in a day, Niquitin provides an easy alternative that can help you to resist the urge to smoke.
Why should you quit smoking?
We all know that smoking is damaging to our health but it can be a really tricky habit to give up. This is because the nicotine included in cigarettes is an addictive substance that our body learn to crave after you have started smoking. It’s this craving that makes it difficult to quit. However hard smoking may be to quit, the lifestyle benefits are worth it and will notice big, positive changes to your health when you quit smoking.
Easier to breathe
Your lung capacity can improve by up to 10% after you have quit smoking around 9 months. If you are younger you may only notice the effects of smoking on your lung capacity until you take part in exercise such as a run or cycling. However, our lung capacity naturally decreases over time, so having maximum lung capacity whilst you are young can mean the difference between having an active, healthy old age and having breathing difficulties or wheezing when walking or climbing the stairs.
Quiting smoking improves blood circulation which can benefit physical activity such as walking or running. It can also boost the immune system which can make it easier to fight off infections such as a cold or the flu. Finally, the increase in your oxygen intake, when you quit, can help to reduce tiredness, leaving you more alert and with more energy to enjoy your day.
It’s a common misconception that smoking reduces stress. Nicotine withdrawal can heighten feelings of stress, therefore when you give in to the nicotine craving it ‘reduces’ this feeling of this stress, so it is easy to associate smoking with stress reduction. In reality, studies have shown that quitting smoking can lower stress levels and smoking is an unhelpful, as well as unhealthy way of dealing with stress.
Better sex and fertility
As mentioned before, quitting smoking, improves circulation therefore improves sensitivity during sex. Men who quit smoking may achieve better erections and women who quit may find that their organs improve and it is easier for them to become aroused. Non-smokers can find it easier to get pregnant as quitting smoking improves the lining of the womb and increase the potency of men’s sperm.
How can Niquitin Minis 1.5mg help you to quit smoking?
Niquitin lozenges help to relieve cravings by replacing some of the nicotine that is received from smoking cigarettes without the other harmful substances that can enter our bodies through smoking. This treatment is known as Nicotine Replacement Therapy. Whether you’re looking to quit cigarettes altogether or cut-down gradually, Niquitin provides a solution that you can tailor to your needs - simply use them to replace all or some of the cigarettes you typically smoke in a day. Niquitin Minis can be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding and the chances of becoming dependent on the lozenges in the same way you have been dependent on cigarettes is rare, so you can have peace of mind that you are not swapping one form of addiction for another. It has been proven that using smoking cessation products when quitting vastly improves your chances of giving up for good in comparison to quitting cold turkey.
How to use this product
Niquiting Minis 1.5mg are recommended for smokers who smoke fewer than 20 cigarettes per day. Place one lozenge in your mouth and move it from side to side in your mouth until it has completely dissolved, which should take around 10 minutes. Do NOT chew the lozenge or swallow it all and do NOT use more than 15 lozenges per day.
Using Niquitin Minis during pregnancy
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, smoking can be a harmful hindrance, so the earlier you quit smoking, the better. It is best to attempt to give up smoking without relying on NRT when pregnant as it is safer for both the mother and the baby, but if that is too difficult using NRT is safer than continuing to smoke. Start as early in your pregnancy as possible and only use NRT for 2-3 months. NRT gums and lozenges are better to use than patches as you will not be absorbing nicotine into your body all of the time.
ALWAYS READ THE LABEL BEFORE USING ANY MEDICINAL PRODUCT DURING PREGNANCY OR WHILST BREASTFEEDING.
When NOT to use this product
Do NOT use this product if you have ever had an allergic reaction to nicotin or any of the other ingredients in this product (see ingredients tab for full list) or if you are:
Under the age of 12 as children are more susceptible to the effects of nicotine and it could cause fatal toxicity.
Seek advice from a GP or a Chemist4U pharmacist before using this product if you:
Are in hospital for heart attach, severe heart rhythm disturbances or a stroke
Have serious liver or kidney problems
Hace uncontrolled overactive thyroid gland or an adrenal gland tumour
Have stomach or duodenal ulcers or inflammation of the oesophagus or gullet
Have had allergic reactions that involve swelling of the lips, face or throat or itchy skin rash
Have experienced any seizures
Have any concerns about becoming dependent on this product
Can I take Niquitin with other medicines?
Speak to your GP or a Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product with other medicines as it may affect your reaction to other medicines.
Like all medicines, nicotine can have side effects. The typical side effects are those that are experienced when smoking cigarettes, however not everyone will experience them. Quitting smoking can cause side effects as your body gets used to not receiving nicotine. Common side effects associated with withdrawal include:
Cough and cold like symptoms
Other common side effects that can occur when using Niquitin include:
Slightly sore or irritated mouth or tongue
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction
For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here.
If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:
The active substance is nicotine.
Each lozenge contains 1.5 mg or 4 mg (in the form of a resin complex called nicotine resinate).
The other ingredients are mannitol (E 421), sodium alginate (E 401), xanthan gum (E 415), potassium bicarbonate (E 501), calcium polycarbophil, sodium carbonate anhydrous (E 500), acesulfame potassium (E 950), taste masking flavour, peppermint flavour, menthol flavour and magnesium stearate (E 970b).
What is the Best Way to Quit Smoking For Me?
No Smoking Day is now held on the second Wednesday in March every year and research shows that 1 in 10 smokers quit on No Smoking Day. If you want to be that 1 in 10 (which you clearly do, if you’re reading this article) we’re here to assist with this handy guide to help you find the best way to quit smoking for you.
How Can I Stop Smoking?
Trying to quit smoking seems really easy to someone who’s never smoked. It looks as easy as just putting the cigarettes down and never picking them back up again, but if it were really that simple everybody would give up in a heartbeat!
If you want to quit smoking and are looking for some helpful tips that can help you to beat the nicotine once and for all, you’ve come to the right place, as we’re looking at what you can do to make quitting easier.
This time, you’ll be quitting for good!
The Quit Smoking Timeline – What Happens When You Quit?
Lots of smokers out there wish they could quit but find that they stumble at the first hurdle.
If you want to kick the habit for good, you could benefit from knowing more about what happens when you quit and what roadblocks you’ll be facing.
Well your search has ended, my friends, as today we’re looking at the pros and cons of quitting smoking and a timeline of all of the benefits you’ll start to feel when you do.
Ask a Pharmacist
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Submit a private question to be answered by one of our qualified UK pharmacists.
Free UK Delivery on all orders over £30 - Delivery within 3-5 working days
Standard UK Delivery - £2.95 - Delivery within 3-5 working days
Please Note: These prices are shown as a guide only. All delivery times are approximate but have been obtained in good faith.
All our items are sent completely discreet for your peace of mind.
This means the packaging is plain, there is no mention of what product is inside your package and there is no mention of Chemist 4 U either.
We respect that many of our products are of a sensitive nature - this is why we take every step to keep your purchases private.
Customers can read our full returns policy by clicking here