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Your Choice -- Nicotine Patch Provides 16, 24 Hours of Coverage

The availability of 2 over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products — gum and patches — has produced the largest increase in smoking cessation since the 1964 Surgeon General’s report on smoking. Initial Dose: Like other NRT products, the nicotine patch is also dosed using the patients’ current smoking levels as a guide. For example, for patients smoking ≤5 cigarettes/day, the recommended dose is 7 mg. For patients smoking half a pack per day (10 cigarettes/day), the more...
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