Reply to Letter to the Editor "Antidepressant Effects of Nicotine"
J Clin Psychiatry 1997;58(7):324-325 [letter]
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Letter to the Editor
Sir: I thank Dr. James W. Hawkins for his interest in our paper. About his concern with the 10 nonsmoking patients we reported, we have followed them, and none of them are using nicotine through either cigarettes or other replacement forms (patches or gum). It has been shown that nicotine patches as a replacement for nicotine addiction do not produce the same feeling as smoking a cigarette.