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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



nicotine lozenge  listen  (NIH-kuh-TEEN LAH-zinj)

  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.