Student Presents Poster on Nicotine Patch

UW-CTRI Student Julia Sales Leite in December presented her poster

UW-CTRI Student Julia Sales Leite recently presented her poster, The Impact of the Nicotine Patch on Sleep in Patients Undergoing Smoking Cessation Treatment, at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium. She created the poster for her Bio 152 class. UW-CTRI Director of Clinical Services Dr. Doug Jorenby was a co-author. They found that, while the nicotine patch seemingly helps patients experience less anger during treatment, it appears to cause more bothersome dreams and leads to patients awakening more frequently. This could limit the success of people quitting using the patch.