Can I Use Using Nicotine Gum and the Patch Together To Help Me Quit Smoking?

Yes. You can use the nicotine gum and patch together and it may be more effective than either one used alone. One study concluded, “Adding active gum use to active patch use in subjects smoking 10 cigarettes or more a day increased abstinence rates.”

The nicotine patch gives you a steady release of nicotine over 24 hours to decrease the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal while the gum gives you a short term “burst” about 15 minutes after you start chewing it. Chewing a piece of gum at a few critical points throughout the day can help you get past especially tough cravings while on the patch.


This information is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor.  

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