How Effective is Nicotine Gum?
Nicotine gum is FDA-approved to help you quit smoking. Research shows that using FDA-approved cessation medicines, such as Nicorette® Gum, can double your chances of quitting successfully.i
Why Choose Nicotine Gum?
Nicotine gum is a nicotine replacement therapy product. It’s called this because it replaces the nicotine your body once got from smoking. Other nicotine replacement therapy products, such as lozenges and patches, work similarly to help to curb cravings and ease side effects to make quitting easier. Which one works best for you will depend on personal preference and what fits in with your lifestyle. Explore the Nicorette® product range or talk to your health care provider to decide which is right for you.
What Are the Long-Term Effects of Using Nicotine Gum?
Nicotine gum should only be used for a short time to help manage your cravings. If you feel the need to use the gum for a longer period to keep from smoking, talk to your health care provider.
The real long-term benefit of nicotine gum is that it can help you quit. Once you've finished a course of using nicotine gum, you are unlikely to start smoking again.
Maximize Nicotine Gum’s Effectiveness
One of the advantages of nicotine gum is that it is straightforward to use. Follow these simple steps to improve your chances of quitting:
- Chew one piece of Nicorette® Gum every one to two hours for the first six weeks of use.
- Use at least nine pieces of Nicorette® Gum per day for the first six weeks of use. Do not use more than 24 pieces a day.
- Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes before or while chewing Nicorette® Gum.
- It is important to complete treatment. Stop using Nicorette® Gum at the end of 12 weeks. If you still feel the need to use nicotine gum, talk to your doctor.
Get instructions and watch a video on how to chew Nicorette®. Always follow packet instructions on directions for use.
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i. Want to Quit Smoking? FDA-Approved Products Can Help. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/want-quit-smoking-fda-approved-products-can-help. Accessed 08/31/2019.