Precessation treatment with nicotine skin patch facilitates smoking cessation.

  title={Precessation treatment with nicotine skin patch facilitates smoking cessation.},
  author={Jed E. Rose and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique M. Behm and Eric Charles Westman and Prity Kukovich},
  journal={Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco},
  volume={8 1},
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a well-established treatment to aid smoking cessation, and current products recommend using NRT only after quitting smoking. However, theoretical arguments and previous data support the hypothesis that precessation use of NRT might be useful in reducing dependence on inhaled nicotine and serve as a helpful prelude to smoking cessation. The present study explored the use of NRT for 2 weeks before a target quit-smoking date, during which subjects continued to… CONTINUE READING