Nicoderm CQ Step 2 Clear Patch 14mg 14/BoxNicoDerm CQ is a once-daily nicotine patch with Extended Release SmartControl Technology that helps prevent the urge to smoke all day long. It starts to deliver nicotine immediately, and continues steadily throughout the day. NicoDerm CQ patches are thin and clear, so it’???s easy to apply and wear discreetly. Start with NicoDerm CQ Step 1 if you smoke more than 10 cigarettes per day or NicoDerm CQ Step 2 if you smoke less than 10 cigarettes per day. Follow up with Step 3 after completing Step 2.