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9 Tools to Help You Successfully Quit Smoking


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Nicotine Patches
A nicotine patch can help reduce your cravings.
A nicotine patch can help reduce your cravings.
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The patch is sold over the counter, but it is best to consult your doctor before using them. Patches are easy to use and are sold under a variety of brand names in different strengths and dosages. All patches are similarly used:

  • A single patch is used each day, providing a steady dosage of nicotine through the skin.
  • The patch is replaced every 24 hours, and is applied to a hairless location above the waist and below the neck (back, shoulder, arm, etc.)
  • Patches must be stored safely and discarded safely, especially in homes with small children.
  • The Food and Drug Administration recommends using the patch for three to five months.

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