Many smokers try to quit smoking the cold turkey way. For the ones unaware what this means – an extremely hard (and unfortunately very unsuccessful) way to quit smoking as you have to count on your will only. If these failed-ex-smokers have checked what stop smoking products are available they would have successfully quit smoking completely ages ago.
Today there are plenty of stop smoking products available at the market – nicotine patches, nicotine gums, nasal sprays, herbs, pills, even stop smoking vaccines. A very popular a helpful quit smoking product is the stop smoking gum.
A stop smoking gum acts on the nicotine replacement principle. These gums look like the regular ones and are usually pleasantly mint flavored. The only (and significant) difference is that they contain nicotine. Any time a craving struck you – just have a gum. The nicotine will be released into your body thus you will not need the cigarette to fulfill this nicotine desire.
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A stop smoking gum is usually one of the inexpensive quit smoking products. You can get it with no prescription. However, it is a good idea to consult your doctor first. A stop smoking gum containing nicotine cannot harm you in general but it might not be suitable for certain medical conditions – diabetes, dental disease, heart problems, high blood pressure, etc. it is not recommended for women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant as well as for breast-feeding mothers.
Another thing that you need to know is that a stop smoking gum should not be used for more than six months. In addition, it is important that you do not smoke if you are on nicotine replacement therapy. Smoking will introduce more nicotine to your body, which can result into a high risk of a nicotine overdose.
Some stop smoking therapies well very well if a stop smoking gum is used along the process. For example, a pill treatment with Zyban can be helped with a stop smoking gum for effective results.
A stop smoking gum has some side effects although they are not that common. You may feel dizzy or weak while chewing your stop smoking gum; some people have headaches or stomachaches because of nicotine gums. In any case, it is not really healthy for your teeth and you may experience damage to teeth or dental work. Luckily, there is an alternative for the ones who cannot use nicotine stop smoking products. There are herbal stop smoking gums available. They contain substances with similar to nicotine effect but are nicotine – free.