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.
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
|One Piece of Gum|
|Week||Time Between Chewing|
|1 - 6||1 - 2 hours|
|7 - 9||2 - 4 hours|
|10 - 12||4 - 8 hours|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This depends on the type of nicotine gum you are ordering :
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.
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.
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:
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).
Warnings and Cautions : Nicotine Gum Warnings & Cautions