There are a myriad of ways to get a dose of nicotine to help you quit smoking such as chewing nicotine gum. However, too much nicotine can lead to some nasty side effects, and even death. It’s important to remember that nicotine is a drug, and like most drugs, too much of it can lead to an overdose. It’s important to follow the package instructions and to use no more nicotine than your doctor prescribes or recommends.
Keep all smoking cessation products out of the reach of children and animals. This will help cut down the chances that they will get a hold of them, and accidentally overdose on nicotine. If you are smoking while using nicotine cessation products, you greatly increase your chances of an overdose.
If you have any of these symptoms while using nicotine cessation products, you should seek medical attention immediately. If you know of someone who is using nicotine and are suffering from any of these side effects, you should take them to the nearest medical facility as soon as possible.
In most cases, people overdose on nicotine by either accidentally ingesting it, by not following the instructions and using too much or by smoking at the same time they are using a nicotine cessation product.
For more information please refer to nicotine gum warning and cautions.
There are side effects associated with using nicotine gum, but they aren´t lasting or particularly harmful. It is important to note, that if you suffer from diabetes, allergies, chest pains or are pregnant, you shouldn´t use nicotine gum. Before using nicotine gum, you should first check with your family doctor and make him or her aware that you plan on using it.
Nicotine chewing gum should be chewed like ordinary gums however. There is a "proper" way to use the Nicotine gum to have proper effects - you take the gum chew it a bit till it becomes soft and its peppery taste is released and then literally park it in your mouth between the cheek and teeth where it will release slowly the Nicotine it contains.