A complete program to stop tobacco use may include nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) if you have a high addiction to nicotine. A person is considered to have a high nicotine addiction if they smoke more than 10 cigarettes day, smoke within 15 minutes of waking, or find it difficult to not smoke where it is forbidden to smoke (such as libraries, hospitals, airports, etc). NRT cannot “stop” you from smoking, but can help you cope with nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Nicotine is the substance in tobacco products that makes it physically difficult to stop using tobacco products. NRT provides nicotine in a safer form.