Nicotine Patches, Gums Fail to Help Smokers Quit for Good

By Michelle Fay Cortez Nicotine-replacing gums and patches like those from GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Pfizer Inc. failed to help smokers who quit the habit stay off cigarettes, even when used with professional counseling, a study found. Researchers surveying 781 former smokers found almost a third relapsed even after using nicotine…