Handout: Cost of Nicotine Replacement Therapy During Initial Treatment Phase

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The following table compares the approximate costs for Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) for a moderate smoker (1.5 packs per day) during the initial treatment phase (6 weeks) when the full dose of medications are used.

The following table compares the approximate costs for Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) for a moderate smoker (1.5 packs per day) during the initial treatment phase (6 weeks) when the full dose of medications are used.

 

Drug Therapy Approximate Cost for 6 Weeks of Treatment* Compare Cigarettes @ $283 for 6 weeks/pack and a half per day*
Nicotine Patch $80 to $163 -$253 to -$150
Nicotine Gum $92 to $197 -$241 to -$136
Bupropion SR $152 to $327 -$119 to -$94
Varenicline (ChantixTM) $197 to $208 -$136 to -$125
Nicotine Lozenge $136 to $208 -$196 to +$25
Nicotine Inhaler $302 -31
Nicotine Nasal Spray $165

-$168

*Prices vary widely in different states due to variations in taxes

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