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What happens if you screw up and smoke a cigarette while you have a nicotine patch?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Slow growth is good

The patch replaces the nicotine from smoking.
Adding a cigarette simply increases the dose of nicotine. Punishing yourself by calling yourself a screw up does not help. 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.
Adding a cigarette simply increases the dose of nicotine. Punishing yourself by calling yourself a screw up does not help. 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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