A recently concluded study at Harvard University has discovered that nicotine patches, gum and lozenges do not aid in easing the addiction of smoking.
The results? Two thirds of the ex-smokers returned to smoking, despite using patches, gum, lozenges, and even counselled assistance and therapy.
Harvard intended for the study to help improve the rate or psychological therapy for quitters, as well as make them aware of the helpful effects of nicotine patches, lozenges and gum. Unfortunately, the results merely concluded that current smoking aids to do relieve addiction.
But Harvard has reminded the smokers that help is still out there, with nicotine replacement products and programs still being found effective.