It is well known that smoking cigarettes can cause gastritis
, but smokeless tobacco is also associated with a higher risk of gastritis. Hence, if you use a nicotine patch
, there is a possibility that it also will irritate the lining of the stomach and cause pain, but certainly to a lesser extent than cigarettes. There are options other than nicotine replacement therapy
to help you quit smoking. You can discuss with your doctor regarding the possibility of using medications like bupropion
and Chantix to reduce your craving for tobacco.