On October 27, the FDA is holding a public hearing on Long Term Use of NRTs. I have sent off a request to speak. If I am not selected, I will be able to submit written testimony. I would like to hear from NRT users in this forum. What points do you think should be made regarding whether the FDA should leave the NRT directions as-is (use the product for about 12 weeks to wean down & off nicotine) or to approve NRT products for long-term use? They might be thinking of just allowing a longer time-frame for the weaning, or they might actually be considering the concept of nicotine maintenance via pharmaceutical products. The public hearing comes inside of a 2-day workshop on the topic.