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Doctor insights on: Nicotine Polacrilex Gum

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

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

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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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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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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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

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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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Does chewing sugar free gum repair gum damage from listerine?

Does chewing sugar free gum repair gum damage from listerine?

No and: You should see a dentist for a complete and thorough exam to find out what's wrong, what should be done and how best to prevent future dental problems. No internet search and even this excellent website cannot replace a one on one dentist\patient exam and consultation. ...Read more

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How effective are nicotine chewing gums?

How effective are nicotine chewing gums?

Effective: It takes care of two of the things that smokers miss, nicotine and the oral habit. But, the most important part of quitting is your desire. If you truly want to quit, you can, and the gum can help. ...Read more

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Are there side effects to taking nicorette (nicotine gum) gum?

Are there side effects to taking nicorette (nicotine gum) gum?

Usually minor: Some patients may experience mouth or throat irritation, cough, headache, or indigestion. You may also experience common side effects of nicotine usage, including increased heart rate, dizziness, and difficulty sleeping. ...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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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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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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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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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 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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What is nicotine polacrilex used for?

What is nicotine polacrilex used for?

Smoking cessation: this is the official name for nicotine "gum," which is really much more viscous (thick) than usual chewing gums. Most people use it to try to stop smoking, although some individuals will just use it to prevent nicotine withdrawal (nicotine 'fits') when they have to fly on an airplane, see a movie or have to be in a non-smoking setting for a long period of time. ...Read more