Nicorette held a media roundtable together with Dr. Fernandez to share the importance of quitting smoking and the benefits and effectiveness of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to a quitter. Former smoker and Nicorette user John Matthew Uy was also present at the event to share his smoking journey and how Nicorette helped him quit smoking for good.
The country observes National No Smoking Month every June by Proclamation No. 183. It encourages Filipinos to stop smoking and aims to further raise awareness of the dangers and ill-effects of such habit. This year’s theme is “Tobacco: Threat to our Life; Vape and Smoke-Free Communities Para sa Healthy Pilipinas!” which highlights the harmful effects of tobacco not just to a person but to the environment as well.
“Tobacco contains a highly addictive substance called nicotine that stimulates the brain to give pleasure when smoking. In addition, tobacco itself carries many other harmful components and due to addiction, a smoker keeps inhaling these substances that are detrimental to their health,” says pulmonologist Dr. Lenora Cañizares-Fernandez.
She added: “The damage of smoking is not limited to the lungs but to other organs of the body as well, as it is also a known risk factor for cancers and cardiovascular disease. Apart from this, smoking increases complications of diabetes and other lung diseases.”
Throughout their smoking habit, a smoker may have attempted to quit smoking at least once, but the journey towards quitting is not an easy path to take as it is challenging to deal with the uncontrollable craving, withdrawal symptoms, and relapses.
Nicorette: ‘Our Answer To Quit Smoking’
Smokers are not alone in their quitting journey. With all these questions and challenges in mind, Nicorette is their answer in controlling their smoking cravings so they can be 9x more successful in quitting in the critical first week. It works in as fast as 15 minutes, actively fighting against the 7 withdrawal symptoms: anxiety, difficulty concentrating, depressed mood, insomnia, irritability, restlessness, and increased appetite.
“Quitting can really be challenging but I must face them because my main reason to quit smoking is for my family; I’m already a dad now and I want to be there for them especially for my son. Aside from this, I also want to improve my health so I can be with my family for a long time,” says John Matthew Uy. “When I decided to quit, I really didn’t know where to start. I asked the help of my family for support as well as my friends and they suggested Nicorette to me. It wasn’t until then that I finally got the answer to successfully quit smoking for good.”
“We acknowledge the hardships that smokers face when they try to quit smoking and we are committed to giving them a solution and an answer to successfully break free from smoking for good before it’s too late, and that is with Nicorette,” says Nicorette brand manager, Patricia Rodriguez.
“Nicorette’s goal is to wean you off nicotine dependence which makes the dangerous tobacco, tar, and other harmful chemical-filled cigarettes so addictive. The time to quit is now or never so they can finally live a healthier, happier, and tobacco-free lives.”To know more about Nicorette, visit their website or follow their Facebook and Instagram. Nicorette is available in Johnson & Johnson’s e-pharmacy on Shopee and Lazada and enjoy a 10% off for a minimum spend of Php 500 with discount capped at Php 50.