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.

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I want to quit smoking. Pls suggest suitable measures apart from nicotine chewing gums...

Chantix. Many of my patients have stopped smoking with the aid of a drug named Chantix (varenicline). This drug works best if you have a support group encouraging and helping you quit. As any other drug it has some side effects but, you would be using it for period of time only. Read more...
Chantix. Have you tried Chantix patch along with some counseling about stopping smoking and ways to distract yourself from requiring to smoke. Read more...

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...
Yes . Nicotine is very addictive which is why return to smoking is so common by those who try to quit. Delivering it by gum offers a change from absorbing it through the lungs and eliminates the tars with their health risks. Some patients find it very difficult to taper off to lower doses or stop chewing nicotine gum. Others find it help and are able to stop. Read more...

How does nicotine chewing gum work?

Gum. The idea is to give one a level of nicotine in the blood without smoking a cig..This is to prevent the physical withdrawl of quitting smoking.Good luck. Read more...
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...

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...
Prescription rx. Have your physician prescribe Chantix instead of the gum.....Is an anti-addiction drug. Read more...

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...

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...
Not likely. Nicotine is what makes smoking addictive and helps you to get coronary and peripheral arterial disease. Nicotine has little effect in causing chronic venous sufficiency (stasis). Unfortunately the nicotine in the chewing gum can also be addictive and it is good to get off of it but stopping it won't improve your venous stasis. If you have venous stasis, your should see a vein specialist. Read more...
Yes. Nicotine causes hypertension & often leads to peripheral vasoconstriction with constant use. You may experience cold feet & hands due to decreased circulation. Read more...