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My dad quit dip 3 years ago not now has an urge for nicotine. Can he just use a 32mg nicotine patch to prevent this? Also, does patch cause cancer?
Stopping Tobacco: Nicotine patches can be used for people who chew just like ones who smoke. The amount of patch depends on the amount of chew, just like it depends on the number of cigarettes one smokes. Using non nicotine mint snuff can also decrease the urges and cravings along with the patch. Patches don't cause cancer. Nicotine is not the cancer causing agent in the chew. Good luck, help him succeed! ...Read more
Nicotine replacement therapy involves the use of products that provide low doses of nicotine but do not contain the toxins found in smoke. The goal of therapy is to relieve cravings for nicotine and ease the symptoms when someone stops using cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. Nicotine Patch. Nicotine patches are applied and ...Read more
Slow growth is good: The patch replaces the nicotine from smoking. The patch is much less harmful than continuing to smoke. One day at a time works best. If you wean off very gently, and use mutual support, you may find that recovery is possible. Consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous. ...Read more
No canceer: Nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches are used to wean off nicotine. This has nothing to do with the nicotine in cigarrete smoking when the fumes from smoking can induce malignant transformation secondary to carcinogens in the tobacco which when burnt and inhaled can cause problems. ...Read more
Nicotine can be: Excreted in sweat, and some people have this problem more than other people (same with garlic and other aromatic compounds). You may find that using another form of nicotine replacement, such as lozenges. Nasal spray or gum may work better. You could also try one of the prescription medications — bupropion or varenicline (Zyban and Chantix), as well as other techniques — hypnosis, acupuncture. ...Read more
Not really: This is always an interesting question. Nicotine is dangerous for a pregnancy and can cause fetal growth problems among other things. No amount of nicotine is considered safe so the best option is to avoid completely. That being said there are many other dangerous substances in tobacco smoke. In patients who can not stop, the doctor & the patient would weight the risks of nicotine patches. ...Read more
Wonderful commitment: "The best way to break a habit is to drop it." Leo Aikman Honestly, we appreciate your desire to quit, but I bet with your doctor's help you may find more tolerable options. Good luck-- ...Read more
Usually not: Most smokers are more addicted to the habit of smoking than they are to the nicotine. That is why nicotine replacement wit patches or nicotine gum or inhaled nicotine works only in a small percentage of smokers. ...Read more
Cessation is great: Nicotrol (nicotine patch) can be effective in smoking cessation as will the gum, patches, etc. You must want to quit as well. Don't think the nicotine substitute (any form) will do it all. You must meet half-way. Go on line for all the smoking cessation sites. I'm sure one will be helpful. ...Read more
Some in short run: There is moderate success in the short-run, but not much success in the long-run, even when combined with smoking cessation counseling (see a recent 2012 harvard school of public health study). However, given the serious health effects of cigarette smoking, inhalers may be worth a shot. Note that after quitting for one year, your risk of cardiovascular disease decreases by 50%! ...Read more
Yes, but . . . : There is moderate success in the short-run, but not much success in the long-run, even when combined with smoking cessation counseling (see a recent 2012 harvard school of public health study). However, given the serious health effects of cigarette smoking, inhalers may be worth a shot. Note that after quitting for one year, your risk of cardiovascular disease decreases by 50%! ...Read more
What complications can occur wearing a nicotine patch when a person has a blood disorder (thrombosis)?
Nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler or e-cig? Which do you recommend more? My doc is not an advocate of ecig but I think it would be more helpful than inhalers have been
Your choice: First, it depends upon which e-cig you're thinking about. Some vaporize nicotine while others don't use any nicotine at all. Obviously, the latter are "best" but they may not be enough if you're really addicted to nicotine. In that case, any way to get you nicotine is fine whether patch, gum, inhaler or e-cig. Benefit of these options is less exposure to cancer-causing components in cigarette smok. ...Read more
I quit making about 3 weeks ago with s nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch approach. During the last several days a transparent like white spot appeared on my tongue. Help?
Nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch: Is probably not cause of the tongue spot. Congratulation on successful quitting. Get a doctor to look at your tongue, so that accurate diagnosis can be made and proper treatment initiated. ...Read more
Maybe: It seems to me that smoking one thing is better than smokimg two things, as far as one's lungs are concerned. It is a good idea to smoke less in general. It's a little difficult to say that it's okay to use cannabis-seeing how it's illegal. ...Read more
If you don't use nicotine in the first place, using a patch will expose you to it, this could cause you to become dependent on it.
Also, not having a tolerance to nicotine, could cause side effects, nausea, vommiting, increase heart rate, sweating, diarrhea.
Not recommended for someone whom does not have a nicotine addiction such as smoking in the first place. ...Read more
Skin irritation: Your skin is very sensitive.Get a more detailed answer ›
Slow growth is good: The patch replaces the nicotine from smoking. The nicotine is mostly absorbed through the skin in 24 hours, so after that time very little nicotine is available. One day at a time works best. If you wean off very gently, and use mutual support, you may find that recovery is possible. Consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous. ...Read more
Not usually: Try applying in a different area.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe indirectly: I have not heard of this reaction to a nicotine patch although every body is different. What seems more likely is that you are feeling stress in the process of quitting smoking. This could make you sweat more. Also, if you are not smoking, your sense of, smell,is more sensitive. Do you feel ok otherwise? You may want to check with your doctor about the strength of your patch. Good work stoppin ...Read more
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