TVNZ/NZPA: New products offer hope to smokers

University of Otago researchers have approved two nicotine replacement therapies not commonly available at present.

They also aim to research a new product – a mouthspray which smokers would use every time they want to have a cigarette.

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“”The new Zonnic nicotine mouth spray study is a great chance to not only stop smoking altogether, but also to help other smokers who are desperate to kick the habit and haven’t succeeded by going cold turkey or using nicotine patches on their own,” Otago University’s Wellington researcher Brent Caldwell says.

“The first nicotine replacement therapy study results, which focussed on small nicotine sachets, found most smokers preferred the new products, snus and Zonnic, to the nicotine gum available from pharmacies and doctors.”