nicotine lozenge

Definition / meaning of nicotine lozenge

A hard candy-like tablet that contains a small dose of nicotine. The nicotine is absorbed through the lining of the mouth and goes into the blood. This helps stop nicotine cravings, and relieves symptoms that occur when a person is trying to quit smoking. A prescription is not needed for nicotine lozenges.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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