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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