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Smoking Patches: NicoDerm CQ
Nicotine Patches Help Smokers Quit?
Smoking Patches (Nicotine Patches) are known generically
as the nicotine transdermal system. Quit smoking patches are
an ever increasingly popular method for people to quit smoking.
They are quite simple to use, help prevent weight gain, cravings,
and nicotine withdrawal symptoms. You just place patches on
the surface of the skin and they do the rest, with each patch
lasting for 16 hours. The patches adhere to the outside skin
and slowly release a controlled level of nicotine into the
skin. NicoDerm CQ Patches are a commonly used method of Nicotine
Replacement Therapy (NRT).
NicoDerm CQ Patch
NicoDerm CQ patch is a nicotine patch that's a form
of Therapeutic Nicotine, which means it provides nicotine
to your system. The safety of NicoDerm CQ patches, and Therapeutic
Nicotine from stop-smoking quit aids, has been proven repeatedly.
In fact, over 100 clinical studies and extensive use over
decades all prove that stop-smoking quit aids are safe and
effective when used as directed. And NicoDerm CQ patch is
the #1 doctor-recommended patch.
NicoDerm CQ patch is a nicotine patch specially formulated
to include a patented technology called SmartControl
on the side you wear against your skin. The SmartControl technology
includes an extra layer that helps provide a controlled release
of nicotine for 24 hours, ensuring that all of the nicotine
will not be delivered at once or run out too soon.
As you use NicoDerm CQ patches, you'll feel your cravings
start to diminish as it helps your body gradually wean itself
off nicotine. Over an 8 to 10 week period, depending on the
strength of patches you choose, you lower the dosage until
you stop using it altogether.
NicoDerm CQ patches come in three different strengths: Nicoderm
CQ step 1, Nicoderm CQ step 2 and Nicoderm CQ step 3, depending
on how many cigarettes you smoke per day. You choose which
NicoDerm CQ patch is right for you:
How to Use NicoDerm CQ Patches
NicoDerm CQ is a 3 step program. You start with the highest
level of medicine and gradually step down your dose. Choose
the strength that's right for you:
- Nicoderm CQ step 1 - 21mg
- Nicoderm CQ step 2 - 14mg
- Nicoderm CQ step 3 - 7mg
If you smoke:
- more than 10 cigarettes per day: start with Step 1
- 10 or less cigarettes per day: start with Step 2
1. Set a time. First thing in the morning is best. Putting
the NicoDerm CQ patch on at the same time every day helps
2. Clean a non-hairy area of skin with a non-moisturizing
soap and let it dry completely. The upper arm is a good choice
for most people, but the patch can be worn on almost any non-hairy
area. It is important to avoid using lotions, cream, and skincare
products on the area you choose.
3. Take out the NicoDerm CQ patch. The sticky side is covered
with a plastic liner. Pull the liner off, one side at a time.
4. Press the NicoDerm CQ patch firmly on your skin with the
heel of your palm for at least 10 seconds.
5. Wash your hands after applying or removing NicoDerm CQ
6. Wear your NicoDerm CQ patch for either 16 or 24 hours.
If you crave cigarettes when you wake up, or feel like you
want extra protection, wear the patch for 24 hours. Otherwise,
take it off at bedtime and apply a fresh patch first thing
in the morning.
Remember, when you use NicoDerm CQ patches with a quit-smoking
support system, you increase your chance of quitting smoking.
Combining stop-smoking quit aids like NicoDerm CQ patch with
advice and behavioral support has been shown to be the most
effective way to help smokers stop than either method alone.
helps a person learn to deeply relax, be open to suggestions
that strengthen resolve to quit, and increase negative feelings