Anecdotes of nicotine replacement therapy patch misuse associated with the introduction of smoke-free prisons have been reported by media internationally, including Canada in 2006, New Zealand in 2011 and Australia in 2014. This study identifies chemical compounds released through diverted nicotine replacement therapy patches when they are smoked.
Morrissey, H., Ball, P., Boland, M., Hefler, M., & Thomas, D. P. (2016). Constituents of smoke from cigarettes made from diverted nicotine replacement therapy patches. Drug and Alcohol Review, 35, 206-211. https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.12288