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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Smoking and Tobacco
My husband has been an ex-smoker for about 4 months now and lately he has been complaining about dizziness. He was on th patch for the first 3 months (steps 1 and 2) and then he stopped using it for the last month. On most of the web sites that I read, dizziness is only a side effect for the fist 2-3 days.
Could the dizziness be caused by his sudden stop of using the patch? He has also started running which has increased his need for oxygen.
I really don`t think his dizziness is related to the patch; I recommend he see his doctor about this.
Jerry Friemoth, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati