Clinical Trial Uses Nicotine Patches to Treat Chronic Lung Disease (2 of 3) (image) Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Share Print E-Mail Caption Dr. Elliott Crouser reviews a CAT scan image of a patient with sarcoidosis, a chronic lung disease that can be deadly. He is leading a clinical trial that is testing nicotine patches to treat the disease. Credit The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Usage Restrictions Please courtesy The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.