Some methods to stop smoking are available to help you to get rid of nicotine addiction. And one of this aid is using gum called Nicorette Gum. This kind of gum is one of aids in Nicotine Replacement Therapy. While others are nicotine patches, fake cigarettes, inhaler and nasal spray.
What is Nicorette?
Nicorette is chewing gum that specifically produced to help smokers to wean their cravings on nicotine and it’s contains nicotine in low dose, and lower than cigarettes. The manufacturer is GlaxoSmithKline (www.gsk.com). Nicorette is not contains any others chemicals found in cigarettes which dangerous to the human health. That’s why it’s safe to be consumed as an aid to quitting smoking.
Nicorette is sugar free gum. Originally Nicorette is sweetened with sorbitol, a natural sweetener produced commercially from corn. Nicorette White Ice™ Mint, Cinnamon Surge™, Fruit Chill™, FreshMint™ and Mint are sweetened with Xylitol, a natural sweetener produced commercially from plants. Nicorette White Ice™ Mint, Cinnamon Surge, Fruit Chill, FreshMint and Mint also contain acesulfame potassium as a sweetener.
How its works?
Nicorettes will help a smokers to achieve their goal to quit better if it is combined with smoking cessation program like “Committed Quitters” from nicorette.com itself or others like free NHS stop smoking program . So how this gum works ?
When smoker want to smoke, actually it is caused by cravings or physical withdrawal to taste nicotine in tobaccos again to raise level of dopamine in the body. Dopamine is responsible for the increase of feeling mood and energetic. Some addressed to raising of adrenaline.
By chewing nicorettes in regular basis and gradually reduce in 12 weeks a smoker will strenghten their will power by reduce cravings, and in the end they body don’t need to smoke again and starvings on nicotine again.
Nicorette provides a controlled amount of nicotine to your body at a slower, less intense pace than cigarettes. It works as a temporary aid to help you quit smoking by reducing nicotine withdrawal symptoms until your body no longer needs nicotine.
Flavors of Nicorette
Nicorette offered in 6 flavors:
- White Ice™ Mint—helps whiten teeth while you use it, coated for a cool mint flavor
- Cinnamon Surge™—coated for an intense rush of bold cinnamon flavor
- Fruit Chill™—coated twice for an intense fruit flavor with a hint of mint
- FreshMint™—coated for a delicious burst of mint flavor
Types of Nicorette
There are two types of nicorette in strength (dose):
- The 2 mg – is for smokers who smoke less than 25 cigarettes a day.
- The 4 mg – is for someone who smoking 25 or more cigarettes a day.
How to use nicorette?
Here are rules to take nicorette:
- Stop smoking completely before you start using Nicorette.
- It is recommended to take this gum in the treatment to give up smoking in 12 weeks periods. It is important to complete your Nicorette quit program at the end of 12 weeks, so stop using Nicorette at that time. If you still feel the need to use it, talk to your doctor.
- Read the Nicorette® box and the enclosed User’s Guide (booklet) for important usage and safety tips. The booklet is full of advice for successfully quitting smoking, and includes the Personal Code you need to enroll in Committed Quitters®. You may also request additional information and tips about quitting on CD-ROM by calling 1-800-419-4766 or sending a request to: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, L.P., Moon Township, PA 15108.
- If you smoke less than 25 cigarettes a day use 2 mg. If you smoke 25 or more cigarettes a day use 4 mg.
- Do not use more than 25 pieces a day.
- Weeks 1 – 6 : use 1 pieces every 1 – 2 hours
- Weeks 7 – 9 : use 1 pieces every 2 – 4 hours
- Weeks 10 – 12 : use 1 pieces every 4 – 8 hours
- Chew each Nicorette piece very slowly several times.
- Stop chewing when you notice a peppery taste, or a slight tingling in your mouth. This usually happens after about one minute or 15 chews, but may vary from person to person.
- “Park” the Nicorette piece between your cheek and gum, and leave it there.
- When the peppery taste or tingle is almost gone (in about a minute), start to chew a few times slowly again. When the taste or tingle returns, stop again.
- “Park” the Nicorette piece again in a different place in your mouth.
- Repeat steps 8 to 11 (chew, chew, park) until most of the nicotine is gone from the Nicorette piece (usually happens in about half an hour; the peppery taste or tingle won’t return).
- Wrap the used Nicorette piece in paper and throw it away in the trash.
- You should not eat or drink anything for 15 minutes before using Nicorette.
- You may also want to avoid drinking alcohol if you associate that with smoking.
- To improve your chances of quitting, use at least 9 pieces of Nicorette a day. If you experience strong or frequent cravings, you may use a second piece within the hour. However, do not continuously use one piece after another, since this may cause hiccups, heartburn, nausea or other side effects.
- Stop using Nicorette if you experience irregular heartbeat or palpitations.
- Talk to your doctor if you are taking any other medications, especially prescription drugs for asthma or depression.
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, try to stop smoking without using any nicotine replacement medicine.
- You should also stop using Nicorette if symptoms of nicotine overdose arise, such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness and rapid heartbeat.
- Always review the packaging for complete instructions and warnings.
If you want to buy nicorette you can buy online i.e: amazon.com, drugstore.com or offline in your local food, drug and discount stores.