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Does the gum and the patch really help you quit?

A new study is questioning the overall  effectiveness of nicotine gum and patches.

It turns out the gum is good at helping you quit--for a little while, but not kick the habit permanently.

The Harvard study compared people who used the gum to quit and those who quit cold turkey.

Two years later, people who used the gum were just as likely to start smoking again as those who didn't.

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