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Claims for Patent: 5,834,011

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Claims for Patent: 5,834,011

Title: Method for aiding in the reduction of incidence of tobacco smoking
Abstract:A method of aiding in the reduction of the incidence of tobacco smoking which comprises, in one embodiment, the application of a nicotine containing dermally applicable patch such that the nicotine in the patch is allowed to transdermally migrate into the bloodstream at a rate sufficient to correspond to the nicotine level in the blood achieved by tobacco smoking. Simultaneously therewith, the method involves the oral application of a low concentration nicotine aerosol spray having a selected droplet size and selected concentration of nicotine. In another embodiment, the invention resides in the use of the transdermal application of nicotine alone and in a further embodiment, the method resides in the use of the low concentration nicotine aerosol spray alone. Further, a device for applying the low dose nicotine aerosol spray is also provided.
Inventor(s): Rose; Karce Daniel (Healdsburg, CA), Rose; Jed E. (Venice, CA), Jarvik; Murray E. (Santa Monica, CA)
Assignee: The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
Application Number:08/479,812
Patent Claims: 1. A method of assisting a person to quit smoking, comprising transdermally administering nicotine via a dermally applicable patch adhered to the skin at a dosage rate approximately the same as provided when absorbing nicotine by smoking.
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