Quit Smoking with Nicotine Gum

Which strength nicotine gum is best for me?

Nicotine gum is available in two different dosages: 2mg or 4mg. 4mg gum is only recommended for heavy smokers (those who smoke more than 25 cigarettes a day) or if you smoke your first cigarette within 30 minutes of waking up. The gum can either be used as much as every 1-2 hours, or as cravings strike.

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How often should I use the nicotine gum?

We have created a table with of the recommended way to use nicotine gum over a 12 week period :

**It is recommended that you do not exceed the maximum usage of 24 pieces per day

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One Piece of Gum
Week Time Between Chewing
1 - 6 1 - 2 hours
7 - 9 2 - 4 hours
10 - 12 4 - 8 hours

How much nicotine is there compared to a cigarette?

Nicotine gum contains approximately 1/3 less nicotine than a cigarette which allows you to avoid the harmful physical and chemical effects associated with smoking.

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How does nicotine gum work?

Nicotine gum is a is a type of nicotine replacement therapy. Nicotine gum contains about 1/3 less nicotine than a normal cigarette. It is designed to replace some of the nicotine your body and brain are used to getting, while gradually reducing the level of nicotine until you no longer need it allowing your body to gradually adjust to having less nicotine.

When you chew nicotine gum, nicotine is released and absorbed through the lining of the mouth. You may adjust the amount of nicotine you receive by changing how much time you wait before chewing your next piece. Nicotine gum is designed to reduce withdrawal symptoms when quitting, allowing you to take control of your nicotine cravings.

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How long after my last cigarette should I wait before using nicotine gum?

It is recommended to wait 30 minutes or longer after smoking your last cigarette before using nicotine gum as the nicotine from the cigarette is still in your system.

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Will Nicotine gum stick to dentures or dental work?

The nicotine gum available from our site is sugar-free and made in such a way to reduce stickiness. However, it may stick to dentures, dental caps or partial bridges. If you have dentures or dental work we recommend you consult your dentist before starting to use nicotine gum.

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Why can't I eat or drink for 15 minutes before using nicotine gum?

Eating or drinking even mildly acidic foods and beverages before using or during use of nicotine gum inhibits nicotine absorption into your bloodstream. It is recommended to wait 15 minutes after eating or drinking before using nicotine gum to be properly release and absorb nicotine through the lining of your mouth with maximum effect.

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Can I use nicotine gum if I'm pregnant or nursing?

Firstly, smoking during pregnancy or nursing is harmful for your child's health and it is recommended that you try to stop smoking without using any nicotine replacement aids. Nicotine gum is however believed believed to be safer than smoking, although the risks to your child are not fully known. Please consult your local health care provider before using nicotine gum in this situation.

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How long will the nicotine stay in my blood or urine?

Trace amounts of nicotine can be detected in blood and urine for several hours, but it should be gone by 48 hours. However, if you are being tested for nicotine, there is a metabolite of nicotine, called cotinine, which can be detected in blood or urine for as long as 7 to 10 days after your last exposure to nicotine.

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What is the nutritional content of nicotine gum?

All our nicotine gum is sugar-free. The caloric intake may differ slightly from brand to brand however they are generally less than 3 calories and 1 gram of carbohydrates in each piece of gum.

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Is using nicotine gum more expensive than smoking?

No. The cost of a recommended 12-week program is about the same as the cost (on average) of 6-7 cigarettes a day. We have two calculators to help you work out the cost for you. Cost of Smoking (by state) and 12 Week Nicotine Gum Supply comparison cost calculator. This is only the start Don't forget about the long term costs of smoking and potential health problems and related costs.

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How many pieces of nicotine gum are there in a box?

This depends on the type of nicotine gum you are ordering :

Nicorette Gum : 105 pieces per box
Nicotrol Gum : 105 pieces per box
Nicotinell Gum : 96 pieces per box
Habitrol Gum : 96 pieces per box

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What is Generic Nicotine Gum?

Please see our Nicorette Gum, re-branding and Generic Nicotine Gum article.

Nicotrol Gum is a re-branded form of Nicorette Gum. This means that it is the same gum as Nicorette, manufactured by the same company, but sold under a different brand name.

Nicotinell Gum has been re-branded as Habitrol Gum.

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What is Nicotrol Gum?

Nicotrol Gum is a rebranded form of Nicorette Gum. This means that it is the same gum as Nicorette, manufactured by the same company, but sold under a different brand name.

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What is Habitrol Gum?

Habitrol gum is the new brand name for what was formally known and Nicotinell gum. This discount brand of nicotine gum that has become very popular over the last couple of years. Users of this gum have had the following to say:

  • The gum tastes better and is cheaper than Nicorette.
  • MUCH, MUCH better than Nicorette! Highly recommend!
  • I enjoy this gum much better than the leading brand. Lasts longer.
  • Excellent product-superior to Nicorette in every way!

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Is discount nicotine gum just as good?

Yes, of course. At Gum Auctions we only sell top quality products. While Nicotrol and Habitrol are available at a much greater discount than their counterpart Nicorette they are in no way inferior products. As mentioned above Nicotrol is the exact same gum. It simply sells at a discounted rate under its recognized brand name in New Zealand where your order will be shipped from. (More on nicotine gum shipping).

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Why use nicotine gum to control your nicotine withdrawal?

  • Nicotine polacrilex gum is proven to alleviate symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, such as insomnia, sweating, headaches, mild depression, anxiety, mood swings, and irritability.
  • By administering steady and adequate dosage levels Nicotine Replacement Therapy also reduces the risk of relapse.
  • The Gum offers faster blood stream absorption than the Nicotine Replacement Therapy patch
  • The Gum offers flexibility and convenience so that you can control your nicotine dosage.
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy gum is especially made for people who smoke at irregular intervals, or certain times of day.
  • The Gum is perfect for periods of temporary abstinence, such as airline flights, restaurants, etc.

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Warnings and Cautions : Nicotine Gum Warnings & Cautions