We have all seen in the movies, or perhaps in person, a person becomes hypnotized and falls slowly to sleep.
If you've ever tried to quit smoking, you know that it's one of the harder habits to break. Learn about the nicotine patch on this Moment of Science.
If used properly, over time the patch imparts increasingly smaller doses of nicotine to help the addict gradually break the habit without experiencing the worst symptoms of withdrawal. It’s important to stop smoking while wearing the patch.