Block the addict mindset. Question what you've been told.
What is really true is you knowing you.
You know what's going on with your own body and how to describe what you're feeling to your Dr. allowing them to diagnose you faster than they could have without your input. You can use that inner knowledge in your quit.
If you're listening to your body and it's telling you you don't need nicotine replacement therapy any longer, listen to it. Test it. See how you do for a day.
How will you ever know if you can get off it if you aren't listening to your inner knowledge?
NRT'S ARE A TEMPORARY AID TO HELP YOU EASE THE PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS WHILE YOU GET A HANDLE ON NOT DOING
THE RITUAL PART OF SMOKING AND CHANGE YOUR ROUTINE.
Telling someone to continue using nicotine is no guarantee of anything except the continued use of nicotine.