Nicotine patches are one of the most commonly used smoking cessation products. However, they are less than ideal for those looking to quit smoking because these patches provide a steady stream of nicotine to the body, rather than addressing specific cravings. Now, a company by the name of Chrono Therapeutics has developed the SmartStop nicotine patch to help deliver more targeted craving control.
The device, which can be synced to smartphones and tablets using bluetooth, is wearable and comes with changeable nicotine cartridges. Using their smartphones or tablets, wearers can set up a schedule for doses to come before common craving times (after a meal or first thing in the morning, for instance). They are also able to use their devices to determine how much nicotine is being used, and to control not only dosage times, but amounts as well.