There are a lot of newer medicines, like Chantix, that let a person smoke for awhile when they first start taking it. When I first heard this I thought it was a bad idea. But I was comparing it to the patch, which has some nicotine in it. If people smoke while using a patch they are getting extra nicotine in their system than before, and it can be harmful. But these new prescriptions are not like that. I sometimes wonder if they are effective, if a person is still smoking for up to a month on it. What are your thoughts?