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A 36-year-old member asked:

I am quitting smoking tomorrow. i have some questions. such as, how well does the gum help with withdrawal?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
It helps a lot: I have switched recommending the gum to the lozenges and patches. The "gum" is really a highly dense and viscous material that can actually pull out fillings and cause dental problems, but people with good teeth tolerate it and sometimes like the oral "workout" they give. A 2mg piece of gum or lozenge is equivalent to one cigarette. I usually recommend patches with use of lozenges for cravings.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

I'm quitting smoking tomorrow. How well does the gum help with withdrawal?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Chantix or Zyban (bupropion): Quitting smoking is never easy. Some studies indicate that chewing gum reduces craving and helps with withdrawal when a nicotine-dependent person cannot smoke. If you need help, ask your doctor how to quit smoking with Chantix or Zyban (bupropion)?
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