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This is the treatment you will need if you absolutely have to stop smoking, now, and nothing else works for you. If you have a medical imperative to stop, or you are pregnant, or there is any other urgent reason to stop, this is the treatment for you.

At £240, it’s not our cheapest therapy option, but we have set a fee that works for us and we hope works for you.

Addiction Management is at present the only medical therapy for addiction to nicotine, and is in fact exactly the same as the treatment for alcohol addiction provided by our colleagues in Addiction Management Centres, which like us is part of The Doctor Richard Mackarness Foundation.

To book for Addiction Management, click here:





Addiction Management is a technique we use to give you immediate and complete control over your need for nicotine. If you don’t have a craving, it is actually quite easy then to stop smoking. Please note it does NOT involve taking nicotine. We do not believe taking nicotine is a way to control the addiction to it.

Nicotine contains two important elements that control the addiction you have to it. One is called the Positive Factor, and this element satisfies the craving. The other is called the Negative Factor, and this does the opposite – it creates the craving for the next cigarette.

What we are now able to do is to isolate the Positive Factor, and give it to you as mouthdrops. Taking a single drop of Positive Factor satisfies the craving, and what that does is switch off the need to smoke. So far so good, but is the Positive Factor just like smoking?

Absolutely not. Because the Negative Factor has been removed, the drop can ONLY satisfy the craving, it CANNOT create more craving. So instead of lighting a cigarette you take a drop and it feels like you’ve smoked – but you haven’t. You’re not feeding the addiction. And what happens to addiction if you don’t feed it, as you probably know, is that it dies.

The factor that will satisfy the craving varies from one smoker to another, depending on certain genetically-inherited factors in your immune system. For this reason, Nicotine Factors have to be made up for each client, according to the results of a test the nurse will carry out. You will receive your supply of Nicotine Factor.before you leave the Addiction Management Centre, and the nurse will show you how and when to take it. That is the point at which your need to smoke comes under your control.




Addiction Management is a powerful tool, but we do not claim it is going to solve every problem you have ever had with stopping smoking, and staying stopped. The tool (by which we mean your Nicotine Factor, of course) is always going to work. But you know as well as we do that there is a psychological component to your smoking. Because we have unparalleled experience in our specialised field, we are able to provide the support you need, when you need it, to resolve ANY problem that might arise.It’s called NSSC AfterCare, and it’s a free service for you to use for as long as you want it.

Having said that, we’ve been doing this for 26 years, and our experience with more than 11,000 clients is that just taking the Tobacco Factor, and thus having no craving, is all that most people need to stop smoking. What so many clients tell us is that the psychological factors they had always believed stopped them stopping simply cease to exist once they are no longer addicted to nicotine.





Level of craving after a full day on Tobacco Factor instead of tobacco, in a research clinic:

Little or none: 94.6%     Some: 5.4%     A lot: 0%     Too much: 0%     No of patients: 107



Smokers joining NHA365 (the research code for Addiction Management) with a history of failure. Previously failed with:

Nicotine replacement: 73%     Hypnotherapy:19%     Acupuncture: 7%   Other: 8%





The Tobacco Factor complies with both UK and European Medicines for Human Use legislation. It has been tested by the British government’s public health laboratory, and is classified as ‘inherently safe’.

The Tobacco Factor contains an element extracted from whole tobacco, and no pharmaceutical product. It is administered on a Named-Patient Basis by Nurse Practitioners under the above legislation.

Under the legislation, clients may request from National Stop Smoking Centres the details of their individual Tobacco Factor in order to dispense it for their own use.



Just click on the button below. We will call you to check that we are prepared to offer Addiction Management to you. Then we can talk about which is your nearest Centre and when we can see you.



Not a few clients for smoking cessation have an alcohol issue as well, and of course the two addictions keep each other going.

While we’re giving you Addiction Management for tobacco, we can provide it also for whatever you are drinking too much of. It is likely that you won’t want to stop drinking completely, and this of course is where Management is the key word.

We will need to know what it is you’re drinking when we book you in, so call us to discuss this, on 01200 40 50 22. Meanwhile, you can read all about Addiction Management for alcohol by clicking this button:



The fee is £240, and this includes the consultation with our nurse and a supply of your Nicotine Factor. This supply is enough for most clients to stop smoking, but should you need more, either in the short term or because you start smoking again at any time, just let us know (we will keep your records indefinitely), and we will post this to you. There is a fee of £25 for this repeat supply. We can see you with a friend or relative, in which case the fee is £180 for each of you.


Addiction Management has an exciting advantage you may not have thought about. It’s in the name. Management does not have to be the same as stopping. Most clients do want to stop smoking, but because AM lets you decide not to smoke it also let you decide to smoke – occasionally. If the idea of stopping does not appeal to you right now, but being a social smoker does, Addiction Management gives you that option as well.


If I started to get that feeling, I took a drop and it went away. I was surprised how painless it all was. Bristol Evening Post

This is the most successful method I have tried. Not one whiff of nicotine has passed my lips. My 40-a-day husband used the same method and is also a smoke-free zone. The London Magazine

A 35-40-a-day smoker, I walked out of my three-hour session expecting to be hit by the articulated truck of physical craving. It never happened. Evening Standard

Forget nicotine substitutes. The new way to beat your cravings is with mouthdrops. Daily Mail

I was never tempted to smoke, not even when I was nervous. I recommend it to all my friends now. Today


“I’ve no desire or craving to smoke and unreservedly recommend your method.”
Sonia, Harrow
“There have been few periods when I have felt like having a cigarette. Confident of carrying on like this.”
Robert, Oldham
“I’ve not been tempted, I’m so pleased I’ve given up.”
Julie, Brighton
“I found it easier than any other methods I have tried. I feel positive I shall never smoke again.”
Sheila, Southampton
“I don’t really know how you did it, but thank you.”
Marie, Edinburgh
“I think about smoking, but as something I used to do.”
Dominic, Poole
“Excellent in every aspect – the factor, the clinic session and the support.”
David, Barnsley
“In my view, this system is the best.”
Michael, Staplefield