This presentation, delivered by Daryl Sharp, PhD, RN-CS, NPP of the University of Rochester School of Nursing, goes into detail about Nicotine Replacement Therapy and how it can best be used to deliver interventions to tobacco dependence. This focuses in particular on treatment in persons burdened by psychiatric disorders.A slideshow and audio recording are provided.
Video (7 minutes)The correct use of NRT is vital in supporting quit attempts. How often have you heard someone say “Oh, I tried that, but it didn’t work”. Incorrect use could well underlie such a response.
Previous research has shown that a substantial proportion of smokers believe that nicotine causes serious diseases such as cancer, possibly deterring the use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for smoking cessation or smoking reduction. This study examined beliefs about the harms specifically from long-term use of NRT and associations between these and its use for smoking cessation and smoking reduction.Black A, Beard E., Brown J., Fidler J., West R. Beliefs about the harms of long-term use of nicotine replacement therapy: perceptions of smokers in England. Addiction 2012 May 28