Frequently Asked Questions
Jones helps you quit by using a combination of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), behavioral support (inspired by cognitive behavioral therapy, CBT), and community. We built our program in conjunction with our medical advisor, Dr. David Kan, at UCSF, who is an expert in addiction medicine.
Jones subscriptions ship monthly. The first shipment will come with the appropriate Jones lozenges based on your dependency quiz results or selected order amount as well as Jones complimentary travel tin and digital habit tools.* Month 2+ shipments will contain Jones lozenges.
95% of people can’t quit cold turkey. Quitting cold turkey means you’ll experience severe nicotine withdrawal symptoms, like irritability, drowsiness, increased appetite, constipation, and intense cravings, which make you more likely to return to your vaping or smoking habit. These withdrawal symptoms can all be lessened with quitting aids like NRT.
Absolutely. NRT was first designed to help smokers quit, and it's FDA-approved for this purpose. Your Jones NRT comes with specific guidance on using NRT to quit smoking.
Press down firmly on both buttons using your thumb and carefully open the lid. We know it’s a bit tricky, but these buttons ensure a child-proof tin and we’re all for safe NRT consumption.
The buttons are child-proof so that your NRT remains out of reach for young ones. Safe consumption is our #1 priority.
Jones comes from the term “jonesing” which is slang for “craving.”
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
1. Place lozenge in your mouth.
2. Allow lozenge to dissolve, do not chew or swallow the lozenge. Lozenge dissolves quickest under your tongue. Lozenge lasts longest tucked into your cheek.
3. Do not use more than 1 lozenge at a time. Do not consume more than 20 per day.
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is considered the first-line treatment in the medical community for most people who want to quit vaping, and it is available over the counter for adults or by prescription for children under age 18.
NRT is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is clinically shown to help people quit smoking - it can even double your chance of quitting successfully. Plus, more and more studies are coming out with clinical support for NRT’s benefits in quitting vaping. NRT is not yet approved by the FDA as a vaping cessation product, however, our medical advisor Dr. Kan and other addiction specialists highly recommend NRT to help with nicotine withdrawal when quitting vaping.
Oral nicotine pouches like Zyn are not approved by the FDA for any use, including as a tool for quitting nicotine, while NRT is approved and regulated by the FDA. Decades of research, as well as a 2020 report from the Surgeon General, confirm that NRT is safe to use (even long-term) and is an effective way to quit tobacco products for good. Further, Zyn delivers nicotine faster and in higher strength options than NRT, making it more addictive.
NRT provides nicotine gradually, so it helps reduce withdrawal symptoms and manage cravings without exposing you to toxic chemicals or giving the “head rush” that keeps you coming back to other nicotine delivery methods like smoking, vaping, or oral nicotine pouches.
It helps you quit by providing your brain with small doses of nicotine over time. This reduces withdrawal symptoms like irritability, grogginess, constipation, and cravings without spiking your blood nicotine (which is what continues your dependency).
You can think of NRT as a tool that provides you space to focus on building new habits and removing your behavioral dependency without simultaneously coping with severe withdrawal symptoms the way you would when quitting “cold turkey”. Once you’ve reset your habits and routine, you can gradually reduce your NRT intake. Most people feel they no longer need NRT and stop using it after a few months. Some choose to use NRT for longer, but this is still safer than continuing to use more harmful nicotine delivery methods.
Yes, NRT is safe and effective - in fact, the risks and side effects of consuming NRT are very similar to those of caffeine. NRT does not contain the dangerous chemicals that are present in vapes or tobacco.
Doctors and other medical experts (including the CDC & smokefree.gov) recommend NRT as one of the most helpful tools you can use to quit. It’s been FDA-approved and heavily studied for over 30 years (the first NRT was used in 1967!), and the research shows that NRT is safe and effective for almost all adults looking to quit. NRT has been approved for over-the-counter use since 1996.
Most adults (anyone 18+) can take NRT without consulting a doctor. There are very few people who shouldn’t use NRT. Pregnant women, teens, and people with serious health issues (like heart or lung disease) still might be able to use NRT, but should talk to their doctor first. Some people are allergic to the compounds in NRT that don’t include nicotine but those people are very, very rare. If you have known sensitivities, we advise you to read the ingredients before taking NRT. People allergic to Soya products should not use nicotine lozenges.
It’s very rare to get serious side effects from using NRT. Mild side effects can occur, which usually don’t last long. For Jones nicotine lozenges, possible side effects include a tingling sensation, coughing, gas, heartburn, trouble sleeping, nausea, hiccups, racing heartbeat. Frequently, side effects are caused by incorrect use of NRT—for example, it’s important to allow the lozenges/mints dissolve in your mouth as opposed to chewing or swallowing them. This allows for gradual nicotine delivery which not only makes sure it works to relieve cravings and withdrawal symptoms, but also reduces the amount of nicotine you swallow, which can upset your stomach.
You can determine your nicotine dependence by taking the Jones quiz. Once your product arrives, please follow the included instructions for recommended dosing frequency and safe usage.
If you're pregnant or breastfeeding, you should talk to your doctor about which options are right for you.
Generally, you can use NRT as long as needed. There are different programs available depending on your dependency and personalized needs but most recommend 10-12 weeks to taper NRT.
Doctors recommend using NRT for as long as you need to quit. 12 weeks is the recommended timeline to quit but some users will take NRT for longer.
It's recommended to use at least 9 lozenges per day for the first 6 weeks. Do not use more than 5 lozenges in 6 hours. Do not use more than 20 lozenges a day.
The tingling sensation is a result of the nicotine in the lozenges. You will feel this as nicotine is gradually released as the lozenge dissolves.
For best results, do not eat or drink 15 minutes before using or while the lozenge is in your mouth.
While it's generally safe to drink alcohol while using NRT, it's important to be mindful of any potential interactions or effects. Alcohol can sometimes increase the intensity of NRT side effects, such as dizziness or nausea. It's always best to consult with a healthcare professional to discuss your specific situation and get personalized advice.
It's best to consult with a healthcare professional to discuss your specific situation and get personalized advice tailored to your medications.
Depending on their size and the amount consumed, children and pets can experience acute nicotine poisoning from consuming NRT - this commonly includes vomiting, hyperactivity, increased heart rate and headache. Should this occur, it's best to consult with a healthcare professional to discuss your specific situation and get personalized advice.
NRT is not approved for over-the-counter use for youths under 18 years old. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that pediatricians consider off-label NRT for youth who are moderately or severely addicted to nicotine and motivated to quit. Youth under 18 years old need a prescription from a healthcare provider and close follow-up is recommended.
This is up to you! There is research pointing to benefits on both sides. What’s important is that you set a quit date that you can stick to, and commit to starting your quitting journey on this date.
NRT addresses your physiological dependency on nicotine, but the other 50% of your dependency is psychological. Jones behavioral support helps you build new habits and reframe your response to situations where you previously would have vaped, plus provides your with community and support to vent and learn from other Quitters. Not to mention, text programs to help you quit increase your chances of success by 40%.
The Jones app is home to our community of quitters where you can post, give kudos, comment, and support each other. In order to view the community, you have to complete your daily check-in, where you can track your nic intake and how you’re feeling on your journey. All of your daily check-in data can be tracked on the progress tab where you’ll see your nic over time, and a calendar of all of your check-ins. Levels and milestones keep you motivated along the way. The Quitting toolkit provides tools to help you quit, like chatting with Coach Jones, exploring NRT, and playing our addictive game, Quittle.
Remind yourself that slipping up is all part of the journey and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Think about all the progress you have made. One slip doesn’t put you back at square one—tomorrow’s a new day, so keep going and don’t sweat it. Plus, you can always lean on the Quitter community for support.
Many people do experience some weight gain after quitting, but it varies from person to person. It's important to focus on your overall health and well-being. Staying active and eating a balanced diet can help manage any potential weight gain. NRT can be a helpful tool at managing appetite changes while quitting.
The Jones iOS app is on the Apple App store here. The Android app is coming soon.
You can always text Jones for quitting support. When you reply QUITTER, Jones automatically sends daily texts for the first 30 days of your journey, but will reply anytime you need support, well past 30 days.
We recognize that the world of vaping is clouded with misinformation, lack of resources, and mismatched recommendations. To us, impact means truth; we use our expertise for social good, keeping education and shared knowledge as primary touch points for the Jones experience. We’re committing 1% of our profits to charitable organizations who are committed to countering the negative impacts of vaping and smoking on our health and planet.
Order + Subscription Inquiries
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Jones lozenges are FDA-approved for over-the-counter sale to adults over the age of 18. If you’re under 18 and trying to quit, talk to your doctor about your quitting options. Those under 18 can take NRT with a prescription. However, people of any age can purchase Jones swag!
Your subscription starts the day your order is placed & will be renewed that same day each month thereafter.
Yes. All Jones packaging is recyclable! Please make sure you remove the packing tape before recycling the box.