Nicotine patches – the latest news

A recent US study reveals that nicotine patches are no better than trying to give up smoking by yourself. The Sydney Morning Herald article, ‘Real drag: study finds patches no help for smokers after quitting’ (11 January 2012) reported that patches, gum and nasal spray did not support smokers who had quit, especially without counselling.

Long-term smokers were particularly unassisted by patches because their bodies assimilate nicotine very quickly, and not enough was contained in a patch.

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  • hypnotherapy for smoking
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One thought on “Nicotine patches – the latest news

  1. I really need to quit smoking. I can’t even get up the stairs without being winded. Great information on your site to get me started. I think I’ll try blu cigs first.

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