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The Imperial Cancer Research Fund General Practice Research Group published research that was carried out on 1686 heavy smokers who have been smoking averagely 24 cigarettes for averagely 25 years each. The aim of this research is to get the subjects to quit smoking for at least the last 4 weeks of the total 12 weeks of nicotine patch treatment. The smokers were divided into two halves and one-half were placed on placebo treatment and the other half were placed on nicotine patch treatment. Smoking cessation was confirmed in 99 subjects among those placed on placebo treatment which constitutes about % of them. Smoking cessation was observed in 163 subjects among those placed on nicotine patch treatment which constitutes about % of them. This shows that there is a positive effect of nicotine treatment on those who have a real desire to quit smoking