Learn how Nicorette has helped millions of Americans quit smoking for  over 35 years.

Nicorette nicotine gum was developed in Sweden in the 1970s and  became the world's first widely available nicotine replacement therapy.  It was the brainchild of Dr. Ove Fernö, head researcher at the Swedish  pharmaceutical company Leo AB. Dr. Fernö had seen how submariners  and aviation crews switched to chewing tobacco when unable to  smoke. The innovation behind Nicorette Gum wasn't merely adding  nicotine to chewing gum. Dr. Fernö's chemistry innovation allowed for  the steady, controlled release of nicotine as the gum was chewed,  providing relief from cravings and other nicotine withdrawal symptoms. 

GSK also offers the nicotine patch in the US under the NicoDerm CQ  brand, which initially launched in 1991. In 1996, the FDA changed the  status of Nicorette Gum and NicoDerm CQ to over-the-counter  medicines – allowing millions of Americans easier access to quit smoking  support. 

In 2004 Nicorette launched Peppermint, the first coated nicotine gum,  with a Fresh Mint gum launching in 2005. 

Continually at the forefront of nicotine replacement therapy, GSK  launched Nicorette Coated Ice Mint Lozenge in 2019– the first and only  FDA approved coated lozenge. Designed to mask the taste of nicotine,  its bold flavor and smooth texture create a fresh-tasting lozenge that provides lasting craving relief. Discover more about how Nicorette  Lozenge works and potential Nicorette side effects. 

With three market-leading versions of NRT, each product is scientifically  researched to provide innovative and effective technologies.  

Gum: the only nicotine gum with patented Dual-Coated Technology to  deliver long-lasting flavor, great taste and intense craving relief.  Mini Lozenge: relieves cravings in 3-minutes. 

Coated Lozenge: first and only FDA-approved coated lozenge that  provides a smoother texture – no chalkiness, with a bold, long-lasting ice  mint flavor. Relieves cravings in 3 minutes (**4 mg only). 

NicoDerm CQ: Extended Release SmartControl® Technology that  releases a burst of nicotine to tackle cravings fast and provides a steady  release throughout the day to keep cravings at bay. 

Thanks to a long history of research and science, Nicorette is a proven  and trusted partner in smoking cessation. We even go beyond products  to provide support, with MyQuit– a program to help keep you on track  to a smoke-free future.