Obviously, this isn't their aim or responsibility.
Not financially beneficial to their stockholders.
My nicotine patches did come with instructions. For a pack a day smoker use:
21 mg for 2-4 weeks
14 mg for 2 weeks
7 mg for 2 weeks
The gum and lozenges are a different story - much harder to regulate consumption.
Yes those are the instructions to use the patch, not how to get off of it. Now they're saying you should use the patch for a year. (so you can become psychologically addicted to the patch?)
What a bunch of advertising. :-)
Well you get off of it by not putting one on after the second week of 7 mg -
Hmmmm, this is interesting because there is an ad on TV showing a young father with a baby and he says he quit when they brought his daughter home from the hospital, that was his inspiration. He is wearing a patch, his daughter is sitting on the floor in front of him which usually occurs between five and six months. Every time I see that ad, I wonder, how long are you supposed to use the patch?
I just now read that the manufacturers double blind test gave those who were using the NRT counseling and education and the ones who were getting the placebo, NOTHING?
If this is true, it was not a double blind test.
Follow the money; ALWAYS follow the money!
If there are no FDA rules covering nicotine (which, btw IS a drug!) anything the sellers say becomes WORD. Do you really trust them? I hope not! Use wisely. Know yourself!
The FDA has rules and guidelines regarding the use of NRTNicotine Replacement Therapy Labels May Change
It's nicotine 'replacement' therapy, not nicotine 'elimination' therapy. Someday we will have NRTT. = )
Or would that be NRTRT?
In my experience, quitting smoking was much harder than quitting NRT. Quitting smoking was a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 10 being the hardest. NRT was a 2 or 3 That's just my own thought.
I agree !
I found it very easy to get off the NRT's By the time you get to the 7Mg it is so low it is barely noticible when it ends . As far as the gum and lozenges go I did not use them much but I weaned off of them completely in the last 2 weeks of the patch . It was very easy compared to quitting smoking .
It takes common sense though and willingness to want to stop some ppl actually want to stay on the nicotine and only switched to the gum or lozenge because it is more socially acceptable. I found this out first hand while standing in line in the Walmart check out line one day . A young woman was buying nicorette gum and I began a conversation with her and told her that I had just quit smoking that year and had found a great group called Ex -Community to help me . She said ,"Oh I quit smoking a few years ago and I like chewing the gum I don't want to quit it !
I also have a friend who switched to chewing tobacco for the same reason .
This guy liked chewing tobacco too! His name is Gruen Von Behrens. He's 26 in the photo.
Former President Obama supposedly quit smoking in 2010 but he still chews Nicorette gum. “It’s expensive, but I can afford it,” Obama stated.
My question is this - where do you think these companies get the nicotine? Big Tobacco, of course!
Surprised? Don't be. IF they wanted to help, they can't because that would be conceding that there was a problem. That would be one expensive confession.
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