One day you'll realize you forgot to use your patch.
Now, you can panic or you can go without it.
If you go without it you may make it just fine through the day even after you realized you hadn't put it on.
Then a couple days later. It happens again.
Well you might start thinking "gee I did ok again!" and i didn't have my patch on.
Well then, you gotta know if these were flukes or not so you intentionally do not use one.
It's just that simple. There's no real frustration when it happens naturally.
I decided i would keep one in my wallet and I promised myself if I wanted to smoke again, I would put on that patch on instead of lighting up.
I carried that patch in my wallet for a year.
I hope this helps some of you understand that getting off the patch does not have to be a panic process.
You don't have to fear it. Once you decide and get to that point, there's no need to fear it.