Nicotine is the substance in cigarettes that makes smoking addictive. Finding out how much you depend on it will help you choose the best type of support to help you quit. We can help you, no matter what your score is.
Your addiction to nicotine is low
Although you have a low addiction to nicotine even with low levels of addiction it can be difficult to quit smoking, so you will need help. Stop smoking medicine can help with the cravings when you’re trying to quit.
If you want to talk to someone face to face about NRT ask at your local GP practice, community pharmacy or stop smoking service. A list of services can be found here. You should act now before your level of dependence increases.
Your addiction to nicotine is moderate
If you don’t quit soon, your level of dependence on nicotine will increase until you may be seriously addicted. Act now to end your dependence on nicotine.
Moderate addiction means you are likely to experience cravings when you stop smoking, so you will need help with your quit attempt. If you use a stop smoking service and a stop smoking medication, you’re up to 4 times more likely to quit than going it alone. A list of stop smoking services can be found here.
Your addiction to nicotine is high
You have a high addiction to nicotine, therefore you will need support to help with a quit attempt. Nicotine from cigarettes changes your brain so you feel a kind of ‘nicotine hunger’ when you stop smoking and levels get low. Stop smoking medicine and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can help. You can get NRT free of charge when you register for a pharmacy stop smoking service. A list of stop smoking services can be found here.
If you use stop smoking services and a stop smoking medication, you’re up to four times more likely to quit than doing it alone.