Acetaldehyde binding products

Acetium® lozenge – quit smoking

Quit smoking without nicotine

Acetium® lozenge can help quit smoking and can be used to alleviate tobacco dependence.  It is easy to use: Take one lozenge every time you smoke a cigarette. Smoking cessation can be best achieved when you are motivated to quit, and it usually takes an average of 3-6 months of regular use. Acetium® lozenge – quit smoking is devoid of the side effects of conventional smoking intervention methods (such as nicotine dependence and possible adverse side effects of medicines).


Acetium® lozenge – quit smoking is a CE marked medical device




How does Acetium® work?

Acetium® lozenge – quit smoking works by slowly releasing L-cysteine (a natural amino acid) into saliva. L-cysteine binds up to 90 % of cigarette smokederived acetaldehyde (1). Carcinogenic acetaldehyde is one of the harmful substances in cigarette smoke (2).  The efficacy of Acetium® lozenge in smoking intervention has been evaluated in two clinical trials (3,4), with consistent results. Regular use of the lozenge during smoking increased the likelihood of smoking cessation 1.5-fold compared with placebo (4)


Acetium® lozenge – quit smoking only contains safe ingredients. The Acetaldehyde-binding lozenge also contains a small amount of xylitol, which reduces the acetaldehyde production by oral bacteria and promotes oral health.

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620430Acetium® lozenge – quit smoking10 x 30 lozenges

Instructions for use

Acetium® lozenges and cigarette smoke acetaldehyde-related literature:

  1. Salaspuro VJ, Hietala JM, Marvola ML Salaspuro MP. Eliminating carcinogenic acetaldehyde by cysteine from saliva during smoking. Cancer Epid Biomark Prev 2006;15:146-149.
  2. Secretan B, Straif K, Baan R, Grosse Y, El Ghissassi F, Bouvard V, Benbrahim-Tallaa L, Guha N, man C, Galichet L, Cogliano V. WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer Monograph Working Group. A review of human carcinogens-Part E: tobacco, areca nut, alcohol, coal smoke, and salted fish. Lancet Oncol 10:1033-1034.
  3. Syrjänen K, Salminen J, Aresvuo U, Hendolin P, Paloheimo L, Eklund C, Salaspuro M, Suovaniemi O. Elimination of cigarette smoke-derived acetaldehyde in saliva by slow-release L-cysteine lozenge is an effective new method to assist smoking cessation. A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention. Anticancer Res. 2016;36:2297-2306.
  4. Syrjänen K, Eronen K, Hendolin P, Paloheimo L, Eklund C, Bäckström A, Suovaniemi O. Slow-release L-cysteine (Acetium®) lozenge is an effective new method in smoking cessation. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention. Anticancer Res 2017;37: 3639-3648.


Acetium® is a registered trademark of Biohit Oyj, Finland