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What would happens if I leave on the nicotine patch for longer than 24 hours?
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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