Patient discussion about nicotine patch

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Q. nicotine patch

does anyone know if you can use the patch for smokeless tobacco users,that dont smoke,and how well does it work,what are the side effects,i"ve been using smokeless tobacco for 24 years and would like to stop,tried going cold turkey,but it didnt work,my dr. said i should try the patch,but couldnt tell me if it would work or not.
A1There is really no reason you couldn't try the patch. The problem would be with what dose to start. Usually if people smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day they start with the 21mg but I am not sure how smokeless tobacco relates to cigarettes. Your best bet may be to try the gum as you chew it and then place it between you cheek and gum for a while, similar to dip.
A2Well first of all I think you have got nothing to lose by trying. The nicotine helps against the nicotine in cigarrettes but all tobbacco contains nicotine, and so I would think the patch should work in your case too.
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