Ramadan fatwas: Will using nicotine patch break the fast?

Ramadan fatwas: Will using nicotine patch break the fast?

Dubai - The nicotine does not go to the belly through an open access.



By Staff Report

Published: Mon 21 May 2018, 8:56 AM

Last updated: Wed 23 May 2018, 9:05 AM

Question: A man wants to quit smoking and is advised with a medical plaster that is put on the skin and provides the body with nicotine. Does this plaster break the fast?

Answer: There is nothing wrong in using this plaster because it is not nourishing; the nicotine does not go to the belly through an open access; it is absorbed by the body through the skin and the blood just like when the body absorbs water while bathing. Therefore, it does not break the fast.
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