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Is there a relationship between long-term use of nicotine chewing gum and venous stasis in the feet?

Is there a relationship between long-term use of nicotine chewing gum and venous stasis in the feet?

No: Extremely unlikely. Interesting nicotine/smoking doesn't affect the valves in veins- it is, however, a risk factor for blood clot formation. Smoking definitely causes arterial vascular disease. ...Read more

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Chewing Gum (Definition)

Most commercially available chewing gum contains a sugary sweetener that breaks down into acid which can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Sugar-free chewing gum is better, but the best option is chewing gum with xylitol, a naturally-occuring wood sugar that bacteria can't digest. This not only stimulates salivary flow to neutralize acids but it also ...Read more


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How does nicotine chewing gum work?

How does nicotine chewing gum work?

Supplies nicotine: Every time you chew nicotine gum you swallow and absorb nicotine. This is designed to satisfy your craving for the drug so you will not light a cigarette. ...Read more

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How can I kick nicotine chewing gum?

May be difficult: I am going to assume that you got hooked on gum to quit tobacco. Good for you. Now getting off the gum may be just as hard as quitting cold turkey. You can try and gradually reduce the number of pieces chewed daily until it is easier to quit or you may want to talk to your doctor about a medication called Chantix that has helped many people quit tobacco. ...Read more

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Can one get addicted to nicotine chewing gum?

Yes: Nicotine is physiologically addictive, and displays all the properties of an addictive drug: craving, tolerance, and a demonstrated withdrawal syndrome. Nicotine manifests these characteristics regardless of whether it is administered by smoked tobacco, smokeless tobacco, or chewing gum. ...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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Can nicotine chewing gum damage your liver? Is milk thistle pills with cholin, completely safe to take for liver Health?

Can nicotine chewing gum damage your liver?  Is milk thistle pills with cholin, completely safe to take for liver Health?

Rather safe: Nicotine isn't a particularly concerning chemical in liver disease. If you have to choose your "ills" nicotine gum is safer than smoking cigarettes. Milk thistle, which is often combined with choline, is also relatively well tolerated. It does have some side effects mostly benign gastrointestinal upset(which even a sugar pill can cause).If you don't have liver disease is less clear of a benefit ...Read more

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I have a itchy blister on my foot, the puss look yellow, I recently started using Nicorette, (nicotine gum) it's in he arc where my trainers don't rub?

I have a itchy blister on my foot, the puss look yellow, I recently started using Nicorette, (nicotine gum) it's in he arc where my trainers don't rub?

Athlete's foot: Tinea pedis has various patterns and may affect one or both feet. It can have clusters of blisters or pustules on the sides of the feet or the instep. Try an over the counter antifungal cream to help with the itching and to clear it up. ...Read more

Nicotine (Definition)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the ...Read more