Quit Smoking With Patch
Nicotine patches are available in different strengths. The strength supplied depends on how much you usually smoke. It's usually a good idea to start with the strongest dose. Decide where you want to wear the patch. Choose a clean, dry area with no body hair, avoiding creams, lotions, oils or powder. Cut the sachet and remove the patch. Don't cut the patches up. Peel the backing and apply the sticky side to skin. Press firmly for 10 seconds.
Change position each day. Wait three days before using the same area again. It will take 1-2 hours for the effect to reach full strength. Gum and lozenges take a shorter time. If you find that the patches don't relieve your cravings quickly enough, consider using gum or lozenges as well. Some people find that the patches irritate their skin. If this is worse than the nicotine withdrawal symptoms, stop using the patches. Continue reading