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Nicotine patches to quit smoking - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   HI,
User :   hello
Doctor :   Dr XXXXXX here
User :   I was wondering if you would help me with something
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   I have just been diagnosed with graves disease
User :   But I'm a smoker
Doctor :   ok,
User :   Of course I quit smoking immediately after finding out
User :   but I was curious to know if I could use help to quit
User :   Can I use a nicotine patch with graves disease? Or the gum? Or an electronic cigarette?
User :   Will the nicotine effect my eyes like the cigarette would?
Doctor :   nicotine patch is a good option
Doctor :   no the dose and the design of the patch is user friendly
Doctor :   no sideeffects
User :   So nicotine alone won't cause thyroid eye disease?
User :   In that cause wouldn't electric cigarettes work too?
Doctor :   not directly, but the dose in the patch is so low that its not hazardous
User :   Ok. so i would be able to smoke electric cigs?
User :   I just want to say thank you too because we're running out of time
Doctor :   success rate with e cig is low
User :   I just want to know if i can use electric cigs
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   but low help
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