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How can you quit smoking without using the patch or gum?

How can you quit smoking without using the patch or gum?

Pills and mindwork: Several medications can help; your physician knows these. You've proved your clever by finding healthtap -- watch your mind for what makes you crave a cig, and resolve not to let it play tricks on you. And especially, direct your anger against the rotten tobacco company ceo's who tricked you into becoming addicted in the first place. Resolve you won't make them rich, and let quitting be revenge. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to smoke weed if you're using the nicorette (nicotine gum) patch to quit smoking?

Is it dangerous to smoke weed if you're using the nicorette (nicotine gum) patch to quit smoking?

Plays with brain: Weed causes delusions and paronia - saw a patient who after smoking weed felt her couch was flying and called 911 lost custody of her kids - can cause problems with severe consequences in some people. ...Read more

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I want to quit smoking but don't want to use gum or the patch. Will electronic cigarettes help?

I want to quit smoking but don't want to use  gum or the patch. Will electronic cigarettes help?

It may: Some patients have success with all of the aforementioned methods, including e - cigs. Pick a quit date and good luck. ...Read more

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Are nicotine gum, the patch, or inhalators good ways to help quit smoking?

Are nicotine gum, the patch, or inhalators good ways to help quit smoking?

Motivation to: Stop is critical, nicotine substitutes help as well as medication like wellbutrin (bupropion). Will is key. Many centers offer cessation therapy. I quit cold turkey, but on about the tenth try. ...Read more

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Can you chew nicorette (nicotine gum) gum and other gum to make it taste better?

Can you chew nicorette (nicotine gum) gum and  other gum to make it taste better?

Yes: It can be mixed with other gum, but the real point is you shouldn't be chewing it like regular gum! you only bite into it once or twice and then park it between your cheek and gum until you want more nicotine. A piece should last 30 minutes or so when used this way. It can be mixed with other gum although it's effectiveness may be diminished when used this way. ...Read more

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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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Should I use the nicotine patch to quit smoking? Or should I try electronic cigarettes?

Both may help with: the physical side of the addiction, but what causes relapse is failure to deal with the behavioral side. The associations to cigarettes and nicotine is generally what really re-addicts quitters, so the best approach is really to modify all the associations of behaviors with smoking. This takes a LOT longer than merely withdrawing from nicotine. ...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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How long can it take to quit smoking when you are using nicorette (nicotine gum) gum?

Depends: The nicorette (nicotine gum) gum by itself will not make you quit, you have to have the desire and motivation to stop then the gum will help curb the urge, there are people who use it and stop with a week, but there are others who keep using the gum with no effect what so ever. ...Read more

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If you are trying to quit and using the nicotine patches and gum will nicotine still show up in a mouth swab?

If you are trying to quit and using the nicotine patches and gum will nicotine still show up in a mouth swab?

Yes: so, if you are being tested, you need to tell them that you are using nicotine replacement therapy. The patch is somewhat less likely to show up, depending on the sensitivity of the test they use. But if you use the oral products (gum, lozenges) it is likely to be positive. ...Read more

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Will nicotine gum help you stop dipping snuff?

Will nicotine gum help you stop dipping snuff?

Snuff: Snuff or smokeless tobacco, is placed between lower lips and the gum. Using nicotine gum is worth a try, although you cannot use both. One suggestion is to chew the gum until soft, then place it under the lip where you used to place the snuff. Good luck. ...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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Can using nicotrol (nicotine patch) to stop smoking cause cancer?

Can using nicotrol (nicotine patch) to stop smoking cause cancer?

Not Believed to Be: Nicotine is not considered an express carcinogen despite its addictive potential in association with known carcinogens (ie, tobacco). ...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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Will i have smoking withdrawal symptoms if i use nicotine gums? i am planning to quit smoking with temporary use of nicotine gums

Will i have smoking withdrawal symptoms if i use nicotine gums? i am planning to quit smoking with temporary use of nicotine gums

Way to go...: The gum you're looking to use to help you quit smoking is very effective. It will help your body quit because it does supply the nicotine your body got used to from cigarettes. The biggest problem you will face is what to do with your hands. Smoking is a very manual habit. I euggest even chewing on a straw. Good kuck and congrats when you kick the habit. ...Read more

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Tried to quit smoking by using nicotine gums but now i'm addicted to the gums. What are the side effects and how do I quit gums. Please help.

Not as bad...: Nicotine is the addictive chemical in tobacco. You should gradually decrease your usage week over week until you are no longer using. Nicotine gum is much better than smoking - so congratulations for being tobacco free! ...Read more

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