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Nicotine Gum

Nicotine Gum

You are 1½ times more likely to quit successfully if you use nicotine gum1

What the nicotine gum does for you

Nicotine gum is your secret weapon for taking the edge off of cravings. You can give your body the dose of nicotine it’s craving with nicotine gum.

How to use it

Nicotine gum is not really gum! Here’s the RIGHT WAY to use nicotine gum: chew it 2-3 times, and then park it between your cheek and gum.

The nicotine chewing pieces are available in 2mg and 4mg strengths, with fun flavours like: fresh mint, fresh fruit, and cinnamon. Ask a doctor or pharmacist to help you figure out which dosage is best for you. Follow the dose and frequency they recommend! Seriously!

Did you know? There is now a combination therapy. Nicotine chewing pieces can now be used along with a nicotine patch.  People on ‘combination therapy’ have had greater abstinence from smoking versus the patch alone.1  Using a 2mg nicotine gum can help when a craving occurs even when you are wearing a nicotine patch. Ask your pharmacist for more information.

Where to get it

Nicotine gum is available without a prescription. Buy it at any drug store. (Check with your campus health clinic for free samples).

What they cost

The cost is about $15-$20 for 30 pieces or $40-50 for 105 pieces. The price may depend on the brand you choose to use.

1 Compared to placebo treatment – where the person isn’t getting the real quit aid, even though they think they are getting it. Fiore, MC. et al. (2008). Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Clinical Practice Guideline. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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