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Table 1 Algorithm for weekly dose titration based on amount of smoking during the previous week

From: Personalized dosing of nicotine replacement therapy versus standard dosing for the treatment of individuals with tobacco dependence: study protocol for a randomized placebo-controlled trial

If participant reports smoking… Add this patch to current dose
0 cigarettes Continue with last weeks’ dose
1–5 cigarettes per day Add 7 mg patch (or placebo) to last week’s dose
6–9 cigarettes per day Add 14 mg patch (or placebo) to last week’s dose
10 or more cigarettes per day Add 21 mg patch (or placebo) to last week’s dose