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nicotine patch

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(Medicine) a patch that supplies small amounts of nicotine through the skin
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nicotine patch

ncerotto antifumo (a base di nicotina)
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A nicotine patch is a transdermal patch that releases nicotine into the body through the skin.
The campaign also urged smokers to apply to the health department's Nicotine Patch and Gum Program, which offers free patches and gum to those eligible.
Personally, I have no strong objections if patients ask me if they could use e-cigs to help them quit smoking; but I tell them I still think that a nicotine patch is more advisable because it also weans the smoker off the habit of lighting a cigarette, holding it with one's forefinger and middle finger and lifting it to one's lips to suck in the smoke or vapor.
The nicotine patch alone may be just as effective at helping smokers quit the habit as combination nicotine replacement therapy or the prescription drug varenicline (Chantix[R]), according to a study published Jan.
Six months after quitting, only about one in four people still abstained from smoking--regardless of whether they used a nicotine patch, twice daily varenicline (a pill that cuts cravings) or a combo nicotine lozenge and patch to quit, researchers report in the Jan.
Optimistically titled Nicotine Patch Panel (Healing) #1 and Nicotine Patch Panel (Healing) #2, they superimposed a cheerful pattern on their surroundings.
Researchers have long theorized that some individuals may be programmed genetically to have an easier time than others but, with few clues about why, specialists have been unable to guide smokers looking to quit toward a strategy--the nicotine patch versus prescription pills, for instance--with the best opportunity of success.
Under terms of the proposed joint venture agreement, GSK will control the joint venture and contribute, among other products, its nicotine patch business.
27 November 2014 - Swiss healthcare group Novartis AG (VTX:NOVN) has agreed to offload its nicotine patch unit, Habitrol, to obtain clearance by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for its joint venture with UK peer GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK), the regulator said.
One group of researchers conducted a multicenter clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of combining varenicline and the nicotine patch for increasing smoking cessation rates.
Researchers found that the use of a nicotine patch and the combination of nicotine-replacement medications bupropion and varenicline helped a greater percentage of smokers quit than a nicotine patch and bupropion alone.
Researchers in France asked more than 400 women who smoked at least five cigarettes a day to try either a nicotine patch or a dummy patch called a placebo.