Chewing Gum And Bubble Gum

October 9, 2008

Eat Chewing Gum and Quit Smoking

Filed under: Chewing Gum — Tags: , , , — soccertips4u @ 5:00 am

To say that smoking is an epidemic would be a major understatement. The good news is that over 35 million people are trying to quit. However the bad news is that less than 5% actually succeed. One of the most successful methods of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is by chewing gum. Companies like Nicorette will add just enough of nicotine into the gum to satisfy your cravings, while keeping you away from the harmful chemicals that are in cigarette smoke.

You chew it just like any other type of gum. Once you start to feel the effects of nicotine it’s a good idea to “park” it between your cheek and gums. This is called the “chew and park” method. This will make sure you don’t use up all the nicotine right away.

It’s important to remember that the gum isn’t candy and should only be used by people who have a serious addition. Also make sure you speak to your doctor about any possible side effects. It’s especially important to do this if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

The gum is available in strengths: 2mg and 4mg. Your doctor should be able to tell you which strength is right for you. It also comes in a verity of flavors. The most popular of which is mint.

It may seem strange that people would use gum to help fight smoking. The advantage is that you’ll be able to get the nicotine through the lining of the mouth and not through the lungs. Eventually you’ll be able to slowly reduce the about of gum you need, until eventually you won’t need it at all.

Statistics show that people who don’t smoke live happier, healthier lives. So it’s important to quite today, regardless of what method you use. By giving the gum a try, you’ll ensure that at least you’ll have a fighting chance in the battle against smoking.

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