Where on the body should I place the patch?
In principle, the patch works on most areas of skin. However, you will receive the best effect if it is an area of the skin that does not have wounds, is dry, clean and does not have any hair.
The most common and well-tested areas are:
So that the patch sits as effectively as possible, you should press it on with the palm of your hand so that it adheres properly.
In some cases, nicotine patches can irritate the skin. Therefore, it is best to change the location between applications. Let a week pass before you reuse a location on the skin in order to avoid problems with the skin or itching.
If wearing the patch feels uncomfortable or strange then simply cover the patch with your clothing. Choose a location where it cannot be seen. Quitting smoking and facing problems with abstinence is tough enough to deal with. You should not feel any shame or discomfort because you are using a nicotine drug to get help.