The patch is easy to use, because you only have to apply it once a day. It provides a steady stream of nicotine, so you avoid the ups and downs that can trigger cravings. The patch is also the type of NRT that quit-smoking programs more often provide for free. Like the gum and lozenge, the patch doesn’t require a prescription.
Medical review: Nathan Cobb, MD, September 21, 2017
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