For the Record

In case I’ve misled anybody in any of my posts… I do not disdain the patch.

I quit using the patch. I used it as directed, for all 3 levels. I’ve been quit 1 Year, 2 Months, 1 Week, 13 hours, 3 minutes and 59 seconds.

Thanks to the patch, somewhere in the world there are 4,746 cigarettes that were not smoked by me. I don’t see anything wrong with quitting CT if you can do it.

I don’t see anything wrong with any method now available legally in this country. If you find a way that works for you – use it.

As for me, I owe my monetary savings of $1,307.78 and “life” savings of 1 Month, 5 Days, 6 hours and 6 minutes to the strength the patch gave me.

I have never intended in any way to say quitting by means of the patch is bad. I will say that nicotine is a powerful, mind-numbing drug. I’ll shout that part from the rooftops. And I’ll also go so far as to say that nicotine is a powerfully addictive drug at that.

But quitting by means of the patch is, in my opinion, the best thing that has happened to me health-wise since my children were born.

~GareK

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