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Are nicotine patches helpful to quit smoking?

my husband is a smoker till the last 30 years and daily 25 to 30 cegrrets. Recently he attacked with heart stroke and undergone angeoplasty and put two stunts in right artry(in one artry. Now he wants to quit his habbit but he doesn't. Is nicotine patches helps him?
Wed, 30 Apr 2014
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Hi,

Nicotine patches can help him quit but please remember that nicotine patches also contain nicotine like cigarettes and are harmful for his heart, though less than cigarettes. They can be used for a few days to ease the withdrawal symptoms from quitting smoking but should not be continued for long.

Best wishes.
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Are nicotine patches helpful to quit smoking?

Hi, Nicotine patches can help him quit but please remember that nicotine patches also contain nicotine like cigarettes and are harmful for his heart, though less than cigarettes. They can be used for a few days to ease the withdrawal symptoms from quitting smoking but should not be continued for long. Best wishes.