Smoking, vaping, and chewing tobacco all contain toxic chemicals that have been linked to lung disease, heart disease, and various types of cancer. These chemicals are found in the smoke or vapor, not the nicotine.
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NRT increases quit rates by 50-60%
A review of 136 smoking cessation studies with 64,640 participants showed “high-quality” evidence that NRTs increase quit rates by 50-60%, regardless of setting.³ When using NRT, setting a quit date and quitting abruptly on that date is the most effective way to quit, and stay quit after 6+ months.⁴
Separating nicotine from vaping & smoking
The dangers of smoking, vaping, and other tobacco products are not derived from nicotine itself, which is why using NRT is a safe and effective way to quit. Research points to three key elements of tobacco products that cause harm:
The speed of nicotine delivery to your brain is key to understanding the addictive quality of various delivery mechanisms. Vapes & cigarettes deliver nicotine to the brain in ~10 seconds.⁷ Zyns & Snus produce higher maximum blood nicotine concentration in shorter time than NRT products of comparable strength.⁸
There are currently no regulations on vape strength in the US, meaning some vapes contain as much as 60mg of nicotine per mL of liquid (in the UK this is capped at 20mg). A 5% strength Elfbar BC5000 contains 650 mg of nicotine.⁹ On average, 1.5mg of nicotine are consumed per cigarette.⁸ Higher nic concentration means makes a delivery mechanism more addictive.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does Jones work?
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.
What comes in my Jones order?
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.
*Jones Travel Tins are backordered and will ship to subscribers in mid-November. All orders purchased before November 1st come with a surprise gift from Jones.
When will my order ship?
Please allow 3-5 business days for order processing. Once shipped, standard shipping takes 4-6 days for customers in the continental USA. Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii takes 7-10 days.
What is the return or exchange policy?
Jones does not accept any returns or offer any product exchanges at this point in time.
If you have an issue with your order, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
How should I take Jones lozenges?
- Place lozenge in your mouth.
- Allow lozenge to dissolve, do not chew or swallow the lozenge. Lozenge dissolves quickest under your tongue. Lozenge lasts longest tucked into your cheek.
- Do not use more than 1 lozenge at a time. Do not consume more than 20 per day.
What is nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)?
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.
Why should I take nicotine to quit nicotine?
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.
Is NRT safe? What are the health risks?
YES, this 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.
What should I do if I experience side effects from NRT?
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.
How much NRT should I take?
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.
How long will it take me to quit?
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.
A 12-week treatment regimen includes:
i. Use 1 lozenge every 1-2 hours for first 6 weeks.
ii. Use 1 lozenge every 2-4 hours for 3 additional weeks.
iii. Use 1 lozenge every 4-8 hours for 3 additional weeks.
This journey is 10-12 weeks for most people. For some people it might take longer. People for whom this will take longer might have more severe addictions. The presence of another mental health condition (depression and anxiety) also dictates a longer course of treatment.
The key is not to rush or pressure yourself, your pace is the right pace.
Can I use Jones to quit smoking?
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.
Can I use NRT if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult with your healthcare provider about options for quitting.
For youth quitting, is NRT part of the equation?
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.