The nicotine lozenge is considered as one of the latest nicotine replacement therapy products that are available in the form of a sugar-free hard sweet for slowly sucking in order to release the nicotine. It is similar to the nicotine gum and nicotine microtab in way it is absorbed through the mouth lining. Once it is placed by the smoker in his mouth, it is absorbed quickly into the bloodstream and reaches the brain rapidly. The nicotine lozenge comes in two strengths including 2mg or 4mg. The lozenges are available in many flavours and each lozenge contains 1mg of nicotine bitartrate dehydrate that is considered as the purest form of nicotine salt or powder. In addition to it, the other ingredients in nicotine lozenges include xanthan gum, sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, magnesium stearate and peppermint oil.

Nicotine Lozenge The nicotine lozenge is suitable for smokers that have a medium nicotine dependency. Generally, it is not advised for those smokers who smoke over one and a half packets of cigarettes daily. A lozenge is usually placed in the mouth at a site between the gum and the cheek. It is required to be sucked slowly till it makes for a strong taste of nicotine in the mouth. Now once you get that sensation, you can stop sucking till the taste fades away and then you can again rest the lozenge against your cheek and continue to suck again to taste nicotine in the mouth. You can repeat the steps continuously until the lozenge has completely dissolved. The lozenge is required to be moved within your mouth from side to side. This complete process usually takes up to 20 – 30 minutes.

During the sucking of lozenges, small doses of nicotine are gradually released and absorbed into the bloodstream across the lining of the mouth. From here, it can travels quickly to the brain. Because of this reason, lozenges are efficient at helping smokers with nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms.