Definition of nicotine patch in US English:

nicotine patch


  • A patch impregnated with nicotine, which is worn on the skin by a person trying to give up smoking. Nicotine is gradually absorbed into the bloodstream, helping reduce the craving for cigarettes.

    • ‘He also aspires to clean living: He's far more likely than the average consumer to have used a nicotine patch or gum to kick his smoking habit in the past year.’
    • ‘He recommended we use the nicotine patch because he said that it's better than regular cigarettes, and in the same breath warned us not to tell our parents about that piece of advice.’
    • ‘It's exactly like a topical nicotine patch - which tests have scientifically proven can help reduce the number of cigarettes you need to get you through the day.’
    • ‘She jumped in her car, ripped a nicotine patch off her upper arm and lit a cigarette.’
    • ‘Two years ago, wearing a nicotine patch to help control her worst cravings, she went six months without smoking.’
    • ‘In women seeking to quit smoking, combination therapy with bupropion and the nicotine patch appears to produce the best long-term results.’
    • ‘The risk of developing high blood pressure may increase if you also use nicotine replacement therapy, such as a nicotine patch, to help you stop smoking.’
    • ‘Although the transdermal nicotine patch is the most used treatment for smoking cessation, neither of the two studies thus far conducted made use of it.’
    • ‘Anyway, we were sitting there eating and I looked over and saw that the woman next to us was wearing a nicotine patch.’
    • ‘For example, the patient who needs to be doing something with his or her hands may prefer the nicotine inhaler over the nicotine patch.’
    • ‘You might think about using nicotine gum or another nicotine replacement product, such as the nicotine patch.’
    • ‘Switching to a nicotine patch may allow a more gradual withdrawal.’
    • ‘Her advice on weight control: Wear a nicotine patch, or chew the gum, in gradually diminishing amounts.’
    • ‘One trial found that bupropion alone or combined with a nicotine patch was more effective than a nicotine patch alone.’
    • ‘She also started taking Zyban and using a nicotine patch.’
    • ‘It is important to discourage patients from smoking while they are using the nicotine patch.’
    • ‘You might try using nicotine gum or a nicotine patch.’
    • ‘Two trials have suggested that a low dose mecamylamine patch combined with a nicotine patch was superior to placebo, but a recent multicentre trial has failed to show efficacy.’
    • ‘The nicotine gum and the nicotine patch can be bought without a prescription from your doctor.’
    • ‘The most widely researched nicotine replacement products are nicotine polacrilex, and the transdermal nicotine patch.’


nicotine patch

/ˈnikəˌtēn ˌpaCH/