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My brother has MS bad and he has smoked like a chimney for

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My brother has MS bad and he has smoked like a chimney for as long as I remember. In fact the most exercise he gets in his day is rolling his own. He can get 2 done then go away for a while. Anyway His wife just had half a lung removed so she had to quit smoking. She (understandably) is making brother quit as well. He wants me to see if I can get him some patches He isn't taking meds for the MS because he past the point where they help. Do these patches have side affects that he would have trouble with his MS ?
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Does he have any other medical problems or take any medications?
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I assume you are talking about getting him some nicotine patches.
With a disease as complex and varied as MS the best person to ask this question to would be his treating doctor as he knows him best.
It probably will be OK but he should check with his MD first just to be on the safe side....
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