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Is using nicorette (nicotine gum) gum or vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

Is using nicorette (nicotine gum) gum or vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

Education & support: Nicotine replacement (gum or patch) continues the addiction to nicotine. At some point u will have to go through withdrawal. Smoking cessation programs often offer gum & patch but u can quit w just the support & education. There's also nicotine anonymous, based on the 12 steps of aa. Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Chantix r meds that can help w cravings but neither works 4 everyone. Nic cravings r only 3-5 mins. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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I'm trying to quit smoking is nicorette (nicotine gum) gum a good choice?

I'm trying to  quit smoking is nicorette (nicotine gum) gum a good choice?

Not best: Anything that raises your nicotine level and then drops it creates a craving for cigarettes. Nicotine gum & spray do that. Patches feed you an even level of nicotine without spikes. If you use patches do not stop short of 2 months if you can afford that long. Do not rush this. It is a behavior as we'll as a chemical addiction. Wash your clothes. Stop alcohol & coffee if need be. Grad incr exercise. ...Read more

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Which is better nicorette (nicotine gum) patches or nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Depends: The patch provides the most sustained levels of nicotine and probably works best for most people. The nicorette (nicotine gum) gum can be successful as well, but most people don't chew enough pieces during the day to be effective. It really comes down to personal preference and tolerability. ...Read more

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Witch is worse between electronic cigarette with nicotine or Nicorette (nicotine gum) gums?

Witch is worse between electronic cigarette with nicotine or Nicorette (nicotine gum) gums?

No difference: Overall, there is no real difference. E-Cigarettes deliver the nicotine to the user in a very similar fashion as a regular cigarette (hand and mouth movement). Nicorette (nicotine gum) gum users often return back to smoking because the users do not find the same enjoyment they feel in real cigarettes. Quitting is probably the greatest single step you can take to improve your health. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause oral cancer?

Does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause oral cancer?

No evidence: There isn't any evidence that it increases risk for cancer. The real thing to keep in mind is that smoking is just about the worst (if not the worst) thing one can do to their body. It markedly increases your risk of many types of cancer, including oral and throat cancers! ...Read more

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How does nicorette (nicotine gum) patches compare to nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Depends: The patch provides the most sustained levels of nicotine and probably works best for most people. The nicorette (nicotine gum) gum can be successful as well, but most people don't chew enough pieces during the day to be effective. It really comes down to personal preference and tolerability. ...Read more

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Is nicotine chewing gum effective when trying to quit smoking?

Is nicotine chewing gum effective when trying to quit smoking?

Yes: Part of the smoking habit is chemical addiction of nicotine. By breaking this into two parts while maintaining the nicotine levels, you chances of breaking the smoking habit dramatically increases. ...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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Is smoking cigarettes equivalent to smoking weed?

Is smoking cigarettes equivalent to smoking weed?

Yes and no: Both do harm to the body in different ways, nicotine is implicated with cancer , weed also has implicated with cancer in a recent study an increased incidence of testicular cancer was found . In regards to addiction they both cause increase of Dopamine which happens to be the chief chemical associated with pleasure, reward and re-inforcement of a behavior. I would suggest both not be used. ...Read more

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Pipe smoking vs cigar smoking --which is worse for you?

Pipe smoking vs cigar smoking --which is worse for you?

About equal: Depends on whether you inhale the smoke. Pipe tobacco has more tar, but fewer people inhale it, while cigar tobacco has less tar, but is more commonly inhaled. Both are associated with high rates of cancer of the mouth, lips, tongue and throat, but slightly lower rates of heart attack than cigarette smoking, and way less emphysema and bronchitis in those who do not inhale the smoke. ...Read more

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To stop smoking does nicorette (nicotine gum) give good results?

To stop smoking does nicorette (nicotine gum) give good results?

Nicorette (nicotine gum): Mixed results. Any remedy for smoking sessation has better chance of being effective when you are ready to quit & have high motivation & purpose. ...Read more

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Is a nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler effective to quit smoking?

Is a nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler effective to quit smoking?

Usually not: Most smokers are more addicted to the habit of smoking than they are to the nicotine. That is why nicotine replacement wit patches or nicotine gum or inhaled nicotine works only in a small percentage of smokers. ...Read more

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Is nicorette or nicoderm (nicotine patch) more effective?

Is nicorette or nicoderm (nicotine patch) more effective?

Niether: Both are nicotine replacement. Either can substitute for the nicotine in cigarettes. I recommend trying with out nicotine replacement, because at some point you will have to go through the withdrawal. It is really not that bad, and cravings only last 2-5 mins. Distract yrself for that long w chewing on carrots or celery, deep breathing, meditation, running around the block, etc. Each time it hits. ...Read more

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Is the nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler effective to quit smoking?

Is the nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler effective to quit smoking?

Cessation is great: Nicotrol (nicotine patch) can be effective in smoking cessation as will the gum, patches, etc.You must want to quit as well. Don't think the nicotine substitute (any form) will do it all. You must meet half way. Go on line for all the smoking cessation sites. I'm sure one will be helpful. ...Read more

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Is smokeless tobacco or chewing tobacco bad for asthma?

Is smokeless tobacco or chewing tobacco bad for asthma?

No: For asthma, no. For cardiovascular diseases and oral cancer, yes. So if you do smoke and you have asthma switching from smoking to smokeless or chewing tobaccos is a step in the right direction. Still my goal would be to get you off tobacco completely. You may need the support of friends, family and people like you who want to quit but can't do it alone to achieve that goal. ...Read more

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Is nicotine free and tobacco free hookah healthier than smoking cigs? Also can nicotine free and tobacco free Hookah cause wrinkles around the lips?

Is nicotine free and tobacco free hookah healthier than smoking cigs? Also can nicotine free  and tobacco free Hookah cause wrinkles around the lips?

It depends: Smoking anything is necessarily 'healthy' for your lungs, but smoking a hookah is likely less damaging than cigarettes, with or without the nicotine. Cigarettes have other carcinogens that are more harmful than nicotine. The nicotine component creates addiction. Smoking anything can contribute to wrinkles because it is the action of pursing the lips that most leads to those wrinkles. ...Read more

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Please answer! what regular gum is most like nicorette (nicotine gum) gum?

None: Regular chewing gum does not contain nicotine, and will not help specifically with nicotine addiction, although some people chew sugarless gum for oral gratification as part of a smoking cessation program. It isn't really even "gum, " - it is very dense and viscous stuff, which can pull out loose fillings. I recommend the lozenges to most of my patients, particularly if there are dental issues. ...Read more

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E-cigs vs. Regular cigarettes, which is better?

E-cigs vs. Regular cigarettes, which is better?

Hard to say: To me it's like saying 'should i shoot myself in the head with a 22 pistol or a 45?' i wouldn't recommend either, but statistically the 22 is less likely to kill you and cause brain damage. Nobody really knows the long-term health impact of e-cigs, because it hasn't been studied. It contains propylene glycol, oils, flavorings and additives, in addition to nicotine, and we don't really know effects. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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