or is that essentially the same thing because you are still putting nicotine into your body, but just in a different way? I'm curious. I have my NS (1st one) on Monday the 6th. I am expecting him to say I need fusion on my neck. But I smoke. I know from reading and my research that smoking and fusion do not go well together and you must quit. My question is, can I use the patch? Or do I need to find another way? LIke cold turkey (YIKES!).