About Nicorette

Man holding a packet of gum

Our purpose

Quitting smoking is one of the most incredible things you can do for your health. But it’s also one of the most challenging. That’s why Nicorette offers a range of products, information, and advice to give you the support and motivation you need to help maintain your quit momentum.

We’ve been at the forefront of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) innovation for more than 40 years.

Our aim is always to meet the highest possible standards of quality, and all our products are developed to meet Pharmaceutical standards. Quit smoking and help break the habit with Nicorette.

Our vision

Nicorette’s vision is to help everyone live a healthy life by supporting your choice to quit smoking for good.

We want to be there every step of the way – whether you want to cut down or stop smoking completely. One way we do this is by offering information and support at each step of your journey, including:

Preparing to quit smoking
During your journey to stop smoking
After you’ve become smoke-free

Explore Nicorette products that are clinically proven to help you quit smoking and start your journey to a smoke-free future today.

Our history

Submarine displaying Swedish flag

For more than 40 years, Nicorette products have been helping people become smoke-free. But the origins of Nicorette stretch back even further.

In 1967, two physicians from Lund in Sweden, working for Leo Pharmacia – Claes Lundgren and Stephan Lichtneckert – came up with an idea for a new product that would reduce symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.

At the time, nicotine cravings were affecting the concentration levels of submarine and aeroplane crews. Their idea aimed to provide a solution – a chewing gum that contained nicotine but without the other products found in cigarettes.

It took years of research and development but in 1978 the first nicotine chewing gum was launched in Switzerland.

Between 1990 and 2008, further Nicorette products were launched, including a patch, inhaler and microtab.

2011 to 2018 saw the launch of the first Nicorette mouthspray and lozenges, followed up by the fruit lozenges and fruit mouthspray products.

Today, Nicorette products are available in more than 50 countries around the world. And we continue to research, develop, and produce new products that are clinically proven to help you quit smoking.

Timeline of Nicorette products
• 1967: Claes Lundgren and Stephan Lichtneckert come up with the idea for nicotine chewing gum
• 1978: The first nicotine gum is made available for consumers in Switzerland
• 1980: Nicorette registered as a drug in the UK
• 1990s: Nicorette products are launched as OTC products
• 2011: Nicorette mouthspray product is available for sale
• 2011-2018: Nicorette lozenges enter the market
• 2018: Fruit lozenges and mouthspray products from Nicorette become available

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