Have any of you nurses quit the nasty smoking habit only to become hooked on your NRT (patch, gum...)? I just wondered to myself which is worse. To be on nic alone, or to smoke? I think smoking is worse due to the tar and 4000 other poisons in a cigarette.
I'm not really "hooked" on the Commit Lozenges, only have 5 to 7 a day, but I was curious.
My GI doc actually wanted me on the Patches low dose for a long time since I have severe IBD (Ulcerative Colitis) and nicotine tends to have a calming effect on this condition (as opposed tho Crohn's disease, where smoking can really harm the disease)