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Doctor insights on: Does Expired Nicotine Gum Still Work

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Can you use expired nicotine gum?

Can you use expired nicotine gum?

Yes: Most expiration dates are not all that accurate. It is not like a medicine is fine one day and the next day it suddenly goes bad. If it's just a few months past the expiration date it's probably perfectly fine. If it is way past it may not be quite as potent as it once was but it will not be dangerous. Try it and see.
It will certainly be WAY safer than smoking cigarettes, which are deadly poison! Read more

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How does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum work?

Replaces nicotine: The real problem with nicotine is the delivery device. Cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco all can cause serious health problems due to the other ingredients in tobacco. By switching to nicorette (nicotine gum) you are only getting nicotine to help reduce the craving for it. Over time you can break the habit of smoking and reduce your dependence on nicotine. Read more

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Do nicorette (nicotine gum) products work or not?

Do nicorette (nicotine gum) products work or not?

They help.: Nicotine replacement products have been shown in clinical studies to improve the rate of smoking cessation over quitting "cold turkey". Even better are combining support groups with nicotine replacement. This brings the sustained quit rates to 15-17%. Even better is the prescription drug Chantix which has the most success, but does have some side effects as well. Read more

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How does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum work and does it really work?

How does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum work and does it really work?

One approach: We finally agree about the multiple dangers from the many chemicals in nicotine delivery systems.
Yes it really works;however it is not unusual that a multiple approach may be the right fit fot you.:please consult with your physician;medication, support groups, and more may be just what fits you. Good luck! Read more

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Do nicorette (nicotine gum) products really work or not, in helping you quit?

Do nicorette (nicotine gum) products really work or not, in helping you quit?

They help.: Nicotine replacement products have been shown in clinical studies to improve the rate of smoking cessation over quitting "cold turkey". Even better are combining support groups with nicotine replacement. This brings the sustained quit rates to 15-17%. Even better is the prescription drug Chantix which has the most success, but does have some side effects as well. Read more

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Is nicotine gum still cancerous?

Is nicotine gum still cancerous?

Actually there: Are numerous carcinogens in tobacco, but nicotine is *not* carcinogenic, it is just highly addictive. The idea of patches is that they taper the dose of nicotine to aid your dependence on it, until you stop...The craving is less. So, the nicorette/derm is safe, a bridge to lower your 'required' dose, and help you ditch the product. Read more

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How long does nicotine gum stay in system? If being tested to work as cna in hospital. Thank you

How long does nicotine gum stay in system? If being tested to work as cna in hospital. Thank you

Depends on test: Half-life is the term for time only 1/2 remains - for nicotine it is 1-4 hrs (depends on many variables). Cotinine, which is what it becomes once inside humans has a half-life 7-40 hrs. So, if they look for that - it can be up to 80 hrs to be sure of being clear - if they know you are quitting, it might be they'd offer a re-test if you fail on that issue. Good luck! Read more

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Why do smokers chew nicotine gum?

Ease witdrawal: It can help manage withdrawal symptoms and allow for a gradual taper of nicitine levels while braking the behavioral patterns associated w smoking. Read more

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What is the cheapest nicotine gum?

Generic: There is a generic 2 and 4 mg gum respectively however if trying to quit smoking by itself it is not very effective. Read more

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How do I break a nicotine gum habit?

Nicotine gum: There is a particular plan for withdrawal that you need to follow, consult your doctor and tell her or him exactly how much you are using and your doctor can help you develop a plan to discontinue without causing undue discomfort. Best. Read more

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Can you tell me is nicotine gum bad for you?

Not especially: At least in most people, and if used as directed. It is not really 'gum' in the usual sense - the stuff is thicker and more viscous than usual gum, so it's harder to chew, and TMJ (jaw) pain and headaches can happen, as well as the stuff pulling out loose fillings etc. I have had a few patients replace tobacco with gum, then not be able to quit the gum. I recommend skin patches in tapering doses. Read more

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Can you stay on nicotine gum for a long time?

Better than smoking: Nicotine gum does not increase your risk for cancer. But nicotine can increase your blood pressure. If you look at the big picture, it would be healthier choice to stay on nicotine gum instead of smoking though. Remember your support. Check out phone help at 1-800-quitnow, texting support, and more at www. Smokefree. Gov
congrats on making great changes! Read more

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How long does nicotine gum stay in your system?

No pretty gum: 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. Read more

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What's a good nicorette (nicotine gum) schedule?

It depends: Try to establish a routine that helps you avoid cravings or symptoms of withdrawal. Every 2-4 hours while awake should do it. Some patients benefit from long term nicotine agonist therapy. Read more

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Please point me to where I can get free nicotine gum?

Same place that you: Got the free cigarettes. There are some low-cost smoking cessation programs that are publicly sponsored that may offer smoking cessation medications, including gum, lozenges or patches, at low or little cost. However, even if you cannot get them free, the trade-off for what you are already spending on tobacco, and the savings to your health and longer lifespan, are well worth whatever it costs. Read more

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Is there a certain age you have to be to buy nicotine gum?

Is there a certain age you have to be to buy nicotine gum?

Depends where: In california, you must be 18 years old [if you're younger, talk with your doc and your parents]. Younger age limit in the uk. So. .. Depends on where you live. Congrats on making healthy changes. Read more

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How old do you have to be to buy nicorette (nicotine gum)?

18. Same as tobacco: Nicotine replacement method-gum, lozenge, inhaler. Same limits as legal age for tobacco. 18 in my state, and nationally, as far as I know. Expect to be carded. Read more

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Is it bad for you to be chewing nicotine gum all the time?

Nicotine addiction: Consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous. Read more

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