3 doctors weighed in:
Is it possible to be addicted to chewing gum?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry
In brief: No and yes.
The only addiction that you could get from chewing gum would be a psychological one.
The satisfaction you get from chewing gum serves some kind of need inside of you. However, it is not chemical. If you chew nicorette (nicotine gum) or another nicotine substitute, you could certainly get a chemical addiction.

In brief: No and yes.
The only addiction that you could get from chewing gum would be a psychological one.
The satisfaction you get from chewing gum serves some kind of need inside of you. However, it is not chemical. If you chew nicorette (nicotine gum) or another nicotine substitute, you could certainly get a chemical addiction.
Dr. Alan Zweig
Dr. Alan Zweig
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Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry
In brief: No
Normal gum contains no addictive ingredients.
The need to chew is more likely a habit that is enjoyable at some level.

In brief: No
Normal gum contains no addictive ingredients.
The need to chew is more likely a habit that is enjoyable at some level.
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dr. Dennis Kelley
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1 comment
Dr. Charles Kattuah
I have seen psychological addictions to gum and these types of addictions can be just as strong as physical addictions.
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