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Nicotine Patch & E Cigarette

Nicotine Patches Don't Work. Smoking with the Patch On?


Skip the nicotine patch. It rarely works. Read the research.  

The nicotine patch rarely works.

In fact many people are Googling "smoking with the patch on." Why? Because the nicotine patch doesn't address the HABIT of smoking. The electronic cigarette does. 

Just read the studies. Below, we've summarized the major studies on the nicotine patch.

Below are three comparable nicotine patch studies. In these three studies, participants had an average quit rate of just 9.3%, only two percentage points lower than the established rate of those who were able to simply quit on their own (that rate is 11.5%). 



"Methods approved by the FDA are simply not helpful"

Dr. Elizabeth Whelan, president of the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) and doctors from the American Cancer Society, the Royal London Hospital, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Boston University School of Public Health, and others wrote a letter to the FDA. An excerpt from this letter is below.

"Methods approved by the FDA (including the nicotine patch, gum, inhalers, and pharmaceuticals such as Zyban and Chantix) are simply not helpful to the majority of those who try them.

"We at ACSH are in favor of truthfully communicating with smokers about the benefits of a harm reduction approach and promoting this as a new paradigm to deal with the unacceptable toll of smoking."

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