Former smokers jittery about 'magic' lozenge shortage

February 11, 2015 2:57 PM

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Former smokers jittery about 'magic' lozenge shortage

Nicotine-replacement therapies are often a lifesaver for former smokers who want to make sure they kick the habit forever. But while gum and patches may do the trick for certain ex-inhalers, there's a product that, its loyal followers say, is the only smoking-cessation remedy that's worked for them: Nicorette-brand lozenges.

But manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline halted production on the lozenges last year due to "quality-control" sizing problems at its South Carolina factory, the Washington Post reports, leaving consumers in the lurch and going to desperate lengths to stock up and hoard the pills.

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