What isn't recognised on this forum and elsewhere is that, if you choose to use NRT then a second quit date is needed one to actually stop smoking, and another one to actually stop using NRT. this means those who use NRT eventually do quit "Cold Turkey". So what's the beef? its how we present our knowledge or information, to one who has used NRT so as not to push them away.
This discussion is good in so far that it brings to light any misinformation but it should not be a platform for stating one method is not worthy, more than another. Can you remember how ashamed and guilty you all felt when new laws were brought in regarding smoking in public, you were made to feel like a criminal when in fact you weren't or I wasn't. Can you remember the signs that said Thankyou for not smoking or a Circle with a line through informing you of the law in that area, these were short and sweet, not rapid and repeated information pushed onto someone.
I might suggest, to help another who uses NRT you need simply state another Quit date is needed which is "Cold Turkey". All methods used to quit smoking bring about the desired result, how and when we choose to use these belong to ourselves. There is too much aggression at times, in the delivery here that I can see.