Nicotinell 2mg Fruit has now been completely replaced with Habitrol 2mg Fruit. The same gum, just under a different brand name.
Each box of Nicotinell 2mg Fruit Gum contains 96 pieces of nicotine polacrilex gum intended to aid smoking cessation by reducing nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms. The nicotine is absorbed into the blood stream through the lining of the mouth when the gum is chewed. Nicotinel Gum contains approximately one third less nicotine than a cigarette, and allows you to avoid the harmful physical and chemical effects associated with smoking. The recommended minimum length of treatment is three months. You can follow the recommended 12-week dosage program, or you can use the gum as needed. Chewing a piece of Nicotinell 2mg gum at the onset of nicotine cravings should alleviate nicotine cravings and/or withdrawal symptoms. Common symptoms of nicotine withdrawal include mood swings, mild depression, trouble sleeping or concentrating, irritability and anxiety. Other physical symptoms may include headaches, sweating or intestinal discomfort.
Cigarettes contain approximately 4,000 toxic chemicals. In addition to the carcinogenic substances emitted through cigarette smoke, high levels of CO2 (carbon dioxide) force your heart to work harder by drastically reducing the oxygen-carrying capacity of your blood. A few of the major health risks associated with smoking include heat attack, stroke, cancer, and lung disease. Pregnant women who smoke increase the risk of birth complications to their unborn child. Children exposed to second-hand cigarette smoke experience an increased incidence of asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, and colds than smoke-free children. You can avoid these unnecessary health risks, and avoid severe nicotine withdrawal, by choosing a gradual and managed nicotine withdrawal program.
We recommend the 2mg strength gum if you smoke less than 25 cigarettes per day. You DO NOT need to chew the same number of gum pieces as the number of cigarettes you used to smoke. Most people find they can cease using the gum after six months, but some heavy smokers choose to continue using the gum in order to prevent relapse. We recommend that you consult your physician if you plan on using this product for more than six months. The table below illustrates a 12-week dosage program that allows you to gradually wean yourself off the gum.
|One Piece of Gum|
|Week||Time Between Chewing|
|1 - 6||1 - 2 hours|
|7 - 9||2 - 4 hours|
|10 - 12||4 - 8 hours|
We recommend that you do not exceed the maximum usage of 24 pieces per day of the 2mg gum.
Nicotinell 2mg FRUIT gum is NOT a chewing gum. To prevent gastrointestinal discomfort or nausea we recommend using the "park and chew" technique. Place the gum in your mouth and bite slowly and deliberately about 15 times, or until a strong taste or tingling sensation is felt. These sensations indicate nicotine release. Stop chewing and place the gum between your cheek and gums. When the intensity of these sensations decreases, begin to chew again. Repeat this cycle of "park and chew" for about 30 minutes, or until the peppery taste and tingling sensation subside.
Read More : Nicotine Gum Warnings and Cautions
Nicotinell gum is a registered trademark and is distributed in New Zealand by Novartis Consumer Health Australasia Pty Ltd, Auckland, NZ.