CVS Complaint - Terrible product performance
I had recently purchased the CVS store brand stop smoking patches. These patches are supposed to be similar to the more expensive brand (Nicoderm CQ). A few years ago I purchased the Nicoderm CQ patches and after about 2 weeks of use, I had kicked the habit. When I had a relapse recently, I stopped by my local CVS store and decided to purchase their brand to save approximately $10.00. The first patch I used only had enough adhesive to stay on my body for about 2-3 hours. Also I noticed with the CVS brand that I felt NO difference in my desire to smoke. Nicoderm CQ curbs my desire within the first hour of application. After realizing these patches could not stay put, I promptly threw away the rest of the patches and purchased the Nicoderm CQ. Although, I do believe most of the time a store brand will out perform a name brand, in this case that is NOT the truth. Please be aware that these patches do NOT work. Go ahead and purchase the more expensive brand, with a true desire to not be a smoker you can be smoke free within 7-14 days!!! Don't allow the CVS patches to lead you to believe that patches in general do not work. They are an effective life saving tool!! Spend the extra money!!!