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HOW NICODERM® CQ® WORKS

NicoDerm CQ works by delivering a steady flow of therapeutic nicotine through your skin.

NicoDerm CQ features Extended Release SmartControl® Technology. This technology ensures that nicotine won’t be delivered all at once, or run out too soon. It starts to release nicotine immediately, followed by a steady flow of nicotine all day long. The result? A unique patch that helps prevent the urge to smoke, all day long when worn for 24 hours. NicoDerm CQ has even been shown to help prevent morning cravings when you first wake up.

The supply of nicotine lasts for 16 or 24 hours depending on how long you wear your patch, and helps you on your quit journey. As you continue to use NicoDerm CQ, you’ll feel your cravings start to diminish as it helps your body gradually wean itself off nicotine... Read More

The supply of nicotine lasts for 16 or 24 hours depending on how long you wear your patch, and helps you on your quit journey. As you continue to use NicoDerm CQ, you’ll feel your cravings start to diminish as it helps your body gradually wean itself off nicotine. With its step-down approach, NicoDerm CQ lets you lower the dosage over time until you stop using it altogether. Close

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What about e-cigs?

Before you reach for one, here are a few things to consider.

First, keep in mind that e-cigs have not been approved by the FDA as smoking cessation aids. Since they’re new and unregulated there are lots of unknowns about using them.

With e-cigs, you also can’t be sure how much nicotine you’re really getting – and that makes it difficult to be in control of your quit.  NicoDerm CQ’s Extended Release SmartControl® Technology, however, ensures that you’re getting a controlled amount of nicotine to help prevent the urge to smoke, all day long. Its step-down dosing also gives you the power to wean yourself off nicotine until you no longer need it.