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Doctor insights on: Smoking While Using Nicotine Patch

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Will nicoderm (nicotine patch) cq effect amount of smoking?

Will nicoderm (nicotine patch) cq effect amount of smoking?

Hopefully?: If motivated to quit it can be a helpful tool, it can cut cravings and withdrawal symptoms. However just throwing it on and hoping it will do all the work won't happen, and someone with a strong addiction to nicotine may still smoke on it, though not recommened.

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Nicotine Patch (Definition)

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


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I quit smoking but how much health problem does using nicotine patch cause?

I quit smoking but how much health problem does using nicotine patch cause?

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.

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Is it safe to start wearing nicotine patch after all day of heavy smoking?

Is it safe to start wearing nicotine patch after all day of heavy smoking?

YES: For someone who is naive to nicotine, using a patch can cause "toxicity." if a patch helps you "cut down" on tobacco it is well worth it and relatively safe. They can't recommend that, however, because I do not believe that has ever been formally studied.

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Can I put my Nicotine patch on tonight & sleep with it even though I've been smoking today?

Can I put my Nicotine patch on tonight & sleep with it even though I've been smoking today?

Nic patch: Not recommended to use a nicotine patch while still actively smoking as you can get too much nicotine which is bad for you. STOP smoking, and then start the patch the next day. Good luck, ...you can do it!

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Using nicotrol (nicotine patch) to stop smoking but is it also cancerious?

Using nicotrol (nicotine patch) to stop smoking but is it also cancerious?

Not carcinogenic: Nicotrol (nicotine patch) is just nicoine, and nicotine by itself is not known to be carcinogenic. However, if you are worried, best thing to do is to taper off Nicotrol (nicotine patch) after successful with stop smoking.

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I'm ready to quit smoking. Nicotine patch-- how does that work?

I'm ready to quit smoking. Nicotine patch-- how does that work?

Slow growth is good: 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.

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I'm on the nicotine patch to quit smoking but I still sometime use a hookah. Is this ok?

Slow growth is good: 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.

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Is a nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler effective to quit smoking?

Is a nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler effective to quit smoking?

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.

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Is the nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler effective to quit smoking?

Is the nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler effective to quit smoking?

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.

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How many people are able to use the nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler to quit smoking?

How many people are able to use the nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler to quit smoking?

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%!

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Is there any data suggesting that nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler will help you quit smoking?

Is there any data suggesting that nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler will help you quit smoking?

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%!

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Can using nicotrol (nicotine patch) to stop smoking cause cancer?

Can using nicotrol (nicotine patch) to stop smoking cause cancer?

Not Believed to Be: Nicotine is not considered an express carcinogen despite its addictive potential in association with known carcinogens (ie, tobacco).

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I have been using the nicotine patch to quit smoking, sometimes when I put it on my arms, my arms start to ache. Is this normal?

NICOTINE PATCHES: Burning, redness, and itching can occur when using nicotine patches. These are not uncommon side effects. If its not too bothersome, and if it's helping you to stop smoking, I would recommend you continue.

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Should I use the nicotine patch to quit smoking? Or should I try electronic cigarettes?

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.

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Can I just wear a nicotine patch forever instead of trying to wean off. I worked to hard to quit smoking and don't want to fall off the wagon.?

Can I just wear a nicotine patch forever instead of trying to wean off. I worked to hard to quit smoking and don't want to fall off the wagon.?

Slow growth is good: 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.

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My mom has smoked for 50 years and is on meds for angina and depression. She wants to give up smoking. Is the nicotine patch safe for her?

My mom has smoked for 50 years and is on meds for angina and depression. She wants to give up smoking. Is the nicotine patch safe for her?

No problem reports: But she should still run it by her doctor or cardiologist. This is less important w/ respect to her psychiatrist - but it's a good habit to ALWAYS mention medication additions/changes to all those involved in your health care. She's wise to try to quit - even significant decrease will be very good. Best wishes.

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I started sprintec birth control yesterday. Is it okay to use the nicotine patch to quit smoking while on birth control?

I started sprintec birth control yesterday. Is it okay to use the nicotine patch to quit smoking while on birth control?

YES, also...: Yes, it's ok. It is always wise to quit but it's esp. Important if on birth control. A strong desire to quit is the most important factor. Nicotine patches can help, but also consider acupuncture, hypnosis, exercise & relaxation techniques. For more details on ways to quit see http://altmedicine. About. Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking. Htm & www. Shareguide. Com/smoking.Html good luck!

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What to do about first day using nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch and still having cravings is it ok to use e-cig?

What to do about first day using nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch and still having cravings is it ok to use e-cig?

I don't recommend it: E-cigs have not been shown to promote smoking cessation in all people - some actually find it a path back to smoking. I recommend the use of nicotine lozenges or gum when cravings come up, while still using the patch. If you are on a lower-dose patch and were a very heavy smoker, then raising the patch strength to 21 or 22 mg may help, or even using more than one patch. Get into a program as well

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