Do cigarettes and nicotine patches mix?

June 1992
U.S. News & World Report;6/29/92, Vol. 112 Issue 25, p15
Reports that the Food and Drug Administration is trying to determine whether patients who sneak smokes while wearing nicotine patches--which emit nicotine into the blood to curb withdrawal--are at increased risk of heart attack. A report from Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro prompted the FDA probe; How the body reacts to nicotine; Physician warnings.


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