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.