New labels for OTC nicotine replacement therapy will no longer tell patients they have to stop smoking first

New labels for OTC nicotine replacement therapy will no longer tell patients they have to stop smoking first.

Patients used to be told not to smoke while using nicotine replacement...due to fears of too much nicotine...and an increased risk of heart attack.

But now we know that nicotine replacement (Nicorette, NicoDerm CQ, etc) is much less riskier than smoking...and some flexibility might help more patients quit smoking.

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