Smoking and Nicotine Patches

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Can I taper off smoking while I am using the nicotine patch?


No. You should not smoke or use other kinds of tobacco - such as chewing tobacco or cigars - while you are using a nicotine product. The combination can increase nicotine-related side effects such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and increased heart rate because of the combined higher concentration of nicotine in blood.

Visit our Smoking Cessation Center for quitting tips and motivation.

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