Use nicotine chewing gum to ease stop smoking

Use nicotine chewing gum to control the amount of nicotine into your system.

The dose of nicotine is delivered  slower and at a less intense pace when compared to tobacco smoke.

Withdrawal symptoms are reduced, and quit smoking becomes much easier.

How does the gum work?

It looks and feels like normal chewing gum, but it contains a certain amount of nicotine. The nicotine is slowly released into your mouth when you start chewing the gum.

The nicotine is then absorbed through the blood vessels that line your mouth.

When smoking the nicotine is almost instantly released into the blood via the lining of the lungs, and it quickly riches the brain. When chewing the gum the nicotine takes several minutes to reach the brain.

Also, much less nicotine is delivered to the body reducing the “shock of the nicotine” that is delivered by cigarette smoke.

Different flavors are available, and it is available in strengths of 2mg and 4mg.

How  to use nicotine chewing gum:

It is best to follow the instructions provided with the gum.

It is advisable to start with the 4mg gum especially if you are a heavy smoker of more than 25 cigarettes per day.

Do not chew like normal chewing gum, but use the “chew and park” method.

Use only one piece at a time and chew slowly to break it down. A peppery taste is released and then it must be parked between the gum and the cheek. This process must be repeated for more or less 30 minutes or until no more peppery taste is released.

When the peppery taste is not released any more, the gum is used and should be replaced.

Most people use ten to fifteen pieces of gum per day. Do not use more than 20 pieces of 4mg per day or 30 pieces of 2 mg per day.

When the urge to smoke decreases fewer pieces of gum should be used per day. When the use of only two per day is reached it is time to stop completely.

It is a good idea to keep the gum with you to assist when a sudden nicotine urge does occur.

When a dose is missed it is best to resume your regular schedule. A double dose should not be taken.

How long to use nicotine chewing gum:

The gum is normally recommended for a period of no longer than three months, with a maximum period of six months.

The feeling is that it is probably better keep on using the gum after six months instead of going back to smoking again.

Side effects that are caused by the gum:

Bad taste, throat irritation, mouth sores, hiccups, nausea, jaw discomfort and racing heartbeat.

Nicotine chewing gum can also damage dentures and dental work, but normally this is not a major problem. The side effects are normally not too serious, but if it gets serious it is best to consult a doctor.

Positive facts:

  • The gum helps to relieve nicotine cravings without the tars and poisonous gasses associated with tobacco smoking.
  • With the gum, it is possible to handle the physical cravings, and it becomes easier to make the most needed behavioral changes, as well.
  • Scheduled doses work best. A common schedule is one or two pieces per hour. If cravings become too much, it is not necessary to stick to the schedule.
  • When the question of nicotine patch or the gum arises it is best to us the gum if you have a sensitive skin.
  • The gum is easy to carry with you and take whenever needed.

Words of caution about the nicotine chewing gum:

  • Always “chew and park,” or the nicotine will be released direct into the saliva and swallowed causing some of the nasty side effects.
  • The nicotine will not be absorbed properly if you drink beverages 15 minutes before or after taking the gum.
  • It is better use the gum a little longer than stopping too early, to avoid a possible relapse.
  • The gum is not to be used when pregnant or breast feeding.
  • When overdosed or when swallowed it is important that you immediately seek medical attention.
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