I have been using the patch for two weeks but I find myself still smoking about 3 cigarettes a day instead of 10 so I have cut down but has not stop competely
21 Mar 2012
It may take a bit of time before you stop smoking once you start using the nicotine patches. The effect is not immediate. But what you are doing is right i.e. gradually reducing the number of cigarettes you are smoking. After 2 weeks of using the patches you could perhaps set a quit date and stop smoking as the nicotine from the patches should be enough. All the best.
13 Dec 2012
You should not smoke withe patch on, it releases too much nicotine into your system. I quit using and also snuck a smoke here and there but it spiked my blood pressure and made me sick. The package labels warn against this very thing. Please be careful! And good luck to you, it was one of the hardest things I ever did but worth it!
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