Been to see the no smoking lady at the pharmicist today. She said I couldn't have patches cos last time I would take a patch off have a cigarette then put it back on again, don't think that the way they work!! Given me some cool mints so we will see how I do on them. She has suggested that instead of stopping immediately to cut down with the mints over the next two weeks. Has anyone else tried this way? Tomorrow is the day to start cutting down.