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Glossary: nicotine patch, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

nicotine patch

(NIH-kuh-TEEN...)

A patch that sticks on the skin and contains a small dose of nicotine, which enters the blood by being absorbed through the skin. This helps stop nicotine cravings and relieves symptoms that occur when a person is trying to quit smoking. A prescription is not needed for nicotine patches.

2005-07-08