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Nicotine patches instead of cigarettes – New Year resolution

by Medindia Content Team on  December 30, 2005 at 2:33 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Nicotine patches instead of cigarettes – New Year resolution
A new resolution has been passed in United Kingdom which allows prescription of nicotine patches to children's above the age of 12 and pregnant women as the risk associated with smoking is higher than the danger associated with nicotine patches as earlier the sale of nicotine patches was not allowed to children's, pregnant and breast feeding women and people with chronic diseases such as heart, liver and kidney diseases. The new amendment has also increased the prescription of nicotine patches from the duration of three months to nine months. Many leading pharmaceutical industries are preparing to manufacture Nicotine replacement therapies in the form of tablets, gums, lozenges and sprays. But critics feel that the cost of these nicotine patches are very high which could not be afford by students and the sale of these patches should be made available in all shops for easy access of the consumers.

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