1 doctor weighed in:
What happens if you screw up and smoke a cigarette while you have a nicotine patch?
1 doctor weighed in

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.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors