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What should I know about nicotine replacement therapy?

You should not smoke while pursuing nicotine replacement therapy. Doing so can cause toxic levels of nicotine to accumulate in the body. Nicotine replacement therapy causes elevated heart rates in a developing fetus when used by pregnant women. Nicotine replacement therapy products should be kept out of reach of children. The dosage needed will depend on how many cigarettes a person smokes per day. When using nicotine replacement therapy products, the dosage should be reduced gradually.

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