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What are advantages of the nicotine patch?

Although nicotine replacement therapies come in a half dozen forms, the patch has several advantages:
  1. It delivers a steady supply of nicotine through the skin and into the bloodstream for 18-24 hours.
  2. It doesn't give users the buzz they may feel from gums and lozenges.
  3. It's the easiest form to stop using when you've completed the program.
  4. Inhalers and nasal sprays replicate the smoking process (bringing nicotine from hand to face), and that isn't a good habit to encourage.

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