I am smoke free 22 days using Nicoderm Patch. Found out of day 22 that I am highly allergic to the patch and my Physician has taken me off of the patch and started me on steroids and cream. He wants to put me on Chantix but I can't start for 14 days. So.....I am on day 2 of non-smoking without any aids. I am trying to find out why I am having to wait 14 days from being on the patch to being placed on Chantix.