First, congratulations on planning to quit! the patches are designed to wean you off of the cigarettes slowly.
.As dr. Goodman said by reducing from 21 mg daily to 14 mg daily and then to 7 mg daily. This helps your body adjust slowly and can reduce your cravings as you have a continuous dose of the nicotine
. They do not, however, help you break the habits..And these can make it hard to quit....