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Smoking While Using Nicotine Patch
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
probably not: People who quit smoking often have better control of their blood pressure. They are able to exercise more, which helps blood pressure and overall health. Using nicotine patches should be a temporary thing - although you should use them as long as it takes to 'learn' how to get through the day -- without lighting up! call 1-800-quit now for more info and great coaching to help you get through it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Stopping smoking. I've tried numerous times to quit smoking using patches, inhalers, electronic ciggerettes and also cold turkey several times?
Talk to doc for meds: Smoking cessation can be difficult but it can be done. I would advise you speak with your general practitioner and ask him/her about smoking cessation medications like bupropion or varenicline. Both of these medications are available in the UK, Europe, Canada, and the US. They can work in conjunction with the nicotine replacement methods of patches and gums. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Both may help with: the physical side of the addiction, but what causes relapse is failure to deal with the behavioral side. The associations to cigarettes and nicotine is generally what really re-addicts quitters, so the best approach is really to modify all the associations of behaviors with smoking. This takes a LOT longer than merely withdrawing from nicotine. ...Read more
Yes, potentially: Smokers are tolerant to the toxic effects of nicotine - application of even low-dose nicotine patches is the equivalent of smoking 6-8 cigarettes per day; in people not tolerant, this can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and other symptoms. Higher dose patches can cause even worse symptoms. They are being studied for the treatment of schizophrenics, though, where nicotine does seem to help. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to smoke weed if you're using the nicorette (nicotine gum) patch to quit smoking?
Use cautiously: Nicotine & alcohol (etoh) are liver enzyme inducers. This means they help the body get rid of many medications faster than normal (reducing their effectiveness). Nicotine energizes while etoh is disinhibiting – a bad combination! both etoh & nicotine are teratogenic. Both can be poisonous to the body (nicotine is a primary ingredient in some insecticides). What would a prudent person do? ...Read more
Sort of: I don't know of any studies indicating potential interactions when using the two. However, most people who are trying to quit smoking report that alcohol stimulates their craving for nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals in cigs are highly addictive and drinking alcohol while trying to quit is counter-productive. ...Read more
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