Is it permissible to use or sell nicotine patches?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In the UK smoking is now banned in all enclosed public spaces. As a result many people are trying to give up smoking. Is it permissible to use or sell nicotine patches? (A nicotine patch is a transdermal patch that releases nicotine into the body through the skin. It is used by people who want to quit smoking.)

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

Nicotine patches have legitimate uses–in assisting those striving to give up smoking. As such, they are permitted to sell, within proper guidelines.

And Allah alone gives success.

Faraz Rabbani

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