Reduce to Quit

When you’re ready, we’re here to help

There’s never a perfect day, but when it’s your day to quit, Nicotinell can give you the willpower to make it forever. Now getting help has never been easier. After all, you’re not alone. Join the campaign on Facebook

  • Get tips to stay smoke-free
  • Get support from others who are quitting
  • Join in the conversation and add your viewpoint

Stop smoking one cigarette at a time

We know how hard it is to quit smoking. To ease the pressure, pick just one cigarette you know you can do without and replace it with Nicotinell gum or lozenges. It can still help you feel healthier and save money.

Why cutting down with Nicotinell could work for you

  • Get used to not smoking gradually
  • Cut down at your own pace
  • Help make withdrawal symptoms less intense
  • Double your chances of quitting*
    *versus willpower alone

Become a non-smoker in five steps

Cutting down gradually is a method that works for many people. You can choose how quickly or slowly you want to quit smoking.


Set your goal

Decide how many cigarettes you’d like to replace with Nicotinell each day. Start with the ones you’ll find the easiest to give up. Eventually, you should be able to find more and more occasions to have Nicotinell instead of a cigarette.


Choose a date to start

Start cutting down and using the recommended dose of Nicotinell gum. Simply follow the program and stay focused on your goal.


Cut down on your smoking

Gradually replace each cigarette with Nicotinell. Then pick a date that you would like to be smoke-free by (between 6 weeks and 6 months from the time you start). Remember, don’t feel stressed or put too much pressure on yourself. Just take it at your own pace and choose a time you feel is realistic.


Stop smoking cigarettes

When you feel ready, you can stop smoking cigarettes completely. Choose a date that suits you, and make sure you’re prepared to withstand the urge to smoke. Remember, Nicotinell is there to keep helping you out.


Stop using nicotine replacement aids

Steadily reduce your Nicotinell intake so you can stop using it completely within 12 months. Then you’ll be all done.

Things to think about when cutting down

  • Maintain your focus – it is always difficult to make changes. Don’t make it more difficult than it already is – start by cutting out the cigarette you’ll miss the least!
  • Set a goal and partial goal. Don’t feel stressed – instead focus on the goal that is closest.
  • Reward yourself with something you like when you reach your goal.
  • Remember that you can replace bad habits with good ones – take advantage of the chance to find something beneficial or fun to start doing when you cut down on your smoking.
  • Just because you are cutting down does not mean that you can’t have fun. Plan to do something that you can look forward to.
  • Accept help – tell the people around you that you are cutting down on your smoking and that you need their support.
  • Have you slipped? Don’t worry. You are not alone in hitting obstacles. Stick to your goal and keep fighting.

Nicotinell Gum

Nicotinell gum is available in two flavours and two strengths.

Find out more about Nicotinell gum