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Nicotine patches not working and I'm having a craving?

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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Difficult!

It's not uncommon to have cravings while on the patch.
First, make sure you're using the patch correctly. Second, make sure you're getting an adequate dose (speak to your Dr.), and finally, understand the situations that trigger your cravings (environments, routines, and emotions) and make a plan for coping with those situations. It's best to have a range of coping strategies. See below. Best!!

In brief: Difficult!

It's not uncommon to have cravings while on the patch.
First, make sure you're using the patch correctly. Second, make sure you're getting an adequate dose (speak to your Dr.), and finally, understand the situations that trigger your cravings (environments, routines, and emotions) and make a plan for coping with those situations. It's best to have a range of coping strategies. See below. Best!!
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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
https://smokefree.gov/cravings Hope this is helpful.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Dr. Broadwell is correct (as usual!). Also, your state or community probably has a free "stop smoking" program, and coaches are often available to support you as a quit. Since they are not free, really, since your tax money pays for them, use it to help you through quitting.
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