Patches, Gum & More

As smokers consider quitting on the Great American Smokeout – Thursday, November 19th – many are frustrated that over-the-counter nicotine patches, gum, and lozenges have not worked for them. Even President Obama admits he still smokes despite using nicotine gum.

According to Dr. Robert Shipley, Director of the Duke University Stop Smoking Clinic, smokers are not using these nicotine products in the best ways: “To get enough nicotine to really calm withdrawal symptoms and tobacco cravings most people should use the nicotine patch along with nicotine gum or lozenges.”