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How do nicotine patches work on smokers?

My sister is trying to stop smoking and is using a nicotine patch to help her. I know that patches have mixed reviews. Do these actually work for smoking addictions, or should she try other interventions?

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Dear Sir/Madam:

Thanks for your concern regarding your sister's smoking as it is an addiction that can cause many physical health problems. As a psychologist, I prefer to do hypnotherapy to help people become a non-smoker. When someone is truly motivated to be a non-smoker, it takes about two to three sessions. You may also want to suggest to her that she read a book called "The Easy Way for Women to Stop Smoking" by Allen Carr.
Give my regards to your sister. I am glad that she is being mindful of her health and that you are supporting her on this new path of being a non-smoker.

Take care,

Dr. Lata Sonpal
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Actually only depends on the individual. There are other methods instead of pumping nicotine in your body