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Is nicotine gum addictive?

The reason it’s so hard to quit smoking is because nicotine delivered by cigarettes is extremely addictive. Since nicotine gum contains nicotine, it’s logical to think that it’s just as addictive as smoking.

Nicotine gum is a better option than smoking.

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There’s no getting around the fact that nicotine delivered by cigarettes is addictive, but chances are if you smoke, you’re already addicted to it. The benefits of using nicotine replacement therapy, including nicotine gum, is that you’re able to gradually wean yourself off of nicotine, slowly stepping down the amount you take until you don’t need any at all.

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When you use nicotine gum, it’s important to follow the directions so you can properly step down the amount of nicotine you need. As your body gets used to less nicotine, you’ll find that your cravings lessen and that’s how you break your dependence on it.

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While nicotine gum and cigarettes both contain nicotine, smoking is far more dangerous. Unlike cigarettes, the whole point of nicotine replacement therapy is to help you end your addiction to nicotine. Follow the steps as directed and you’ll be able to say goodbye to cigarettes and nicotine.