NiQuitin Patches are used to help people stop smoking. They work by replacing some of the nicotine you get from cigarettes. This type of treatment is called Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). The nicotine in cigarettes makes them addictive but other substances in cigarette smoke such as tar carbon dioxide and other toxins are more harmful to your health. NRT products like NiQuitin Patches do not have the health dangers of tobacco. The nicotine from NRT reduces your cravings for cigarettes and helps you resist the urge to smoke. It also relieves some of the unpleasant symptoms (like feeling ill or irritable) that smokers have when they try to give up. The patches provide a steady amount of nicotine to your body generally at a lower level than from cigarettes. NiQuitin Patches can be used to help you: • stop smoking straightaway (a quit attempt).• cut down on smoking perhaps before you go on to stop completely (reducing to quit or just reducing). In addition NiQuitin Patches may be used when you:• do not wish to smoke for example in confined spaces (in the car in the house) where others (such as children) could be harmed by tobacco smoke or in places where smoking is prohibited (temporary abstinence).• develop cravings once you have stopped smoking.