patients using OTC nicotine replacement therapy do NOT have to stop smoking first

Experts now say that patients using OTC nicotine replacement therapy do NOT have to stop smoking first.

We used to warn patients not to smoke with nicotine replacement...due to fears of an increased risk of heart attack from too much nicotine.

But now we know that nicotine replacement is much less risky than we thought...and some flexibility might help more patients quit.

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