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mendy44 posted:
I know people that quit on the patch, but like many, I am allergic to the tape. when i get an iv they use paper tape. any advice?
Jonathan Foulds, PhD responded:
The different brands have different adhesives so you may not be allergic to them all. But nicotine gum, lozenge, inhaler, nasal spray may help, and the non-nicotine Rx medicines buproion and varenicline (Chantix) have also been shown to help smokers quit.
mendy44 replied to Jonathan Foulds, PhD's response:
thanks, I tried 2 other brands from different retailers. When that failed I got a scrpt for nicotrol. It might be avialable on medicare, not for now. Instead, It being spring & all. I made my patio pretty with my potted plants (favorite pass time) and spent around 200.00 on some comfy patio furniture. I am down to 8-10 smokes a day, and atleast half those burn up in the ashtray. I gave up my fav sweets and fav beverages and now take my coffee black. IT Sounds crazy, but eating fruit instead of processed sugar, playing in dirt and chugging my black coffee for the caffeiene rather than how damn good it made my smoking taste, is working. I have smoked 34 yrs, I guess its not unreasonable to spend up to a year if that long to quit. Rome wasnt built in a day,.

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