Nicotine Gum, Lozenges, and Tablets

In 2013 there are absolutely no questions about cigarettes and the diseases and problems they cause. Also known as cancer sticks, the reasons to stop smoking are outweighing the benefits of smoking by the thousands.

Let’s face it, not only are they gross but they can kill you. There are so many ways that one can stop smoking now that it seems ridiculous that people can still find excuses to continue to smoke. Let’s take a look at some of these methods.

First up is Nicotine Gum. When chewing the gum, you need to wait at least 15 minutes after eating or drinking. The gum is then chewed until it’s soft and produces a pepper like taste with tingling. When this is achieved, the gum is then tucked between the teeth or gums. When the tingling dissipates, the consumer will need to re-chew the gum until the tingling comes back and then tuck it into another spot. Continue this step until the nicotine is depleted or roughly 30 minutes or until the craving has subsided.

Next on the list are the nicotine lozenges. Like the nicotine gum, you should wait at least 15 minutes after eating or drinking to take this lozenge. The consumer will place the lozenge on the tongue and let it slowly dissolve realeasing the nicotine into the blood stream.

In the first six weeks of taking the lozenges, you should be taking one every one to two hours which will equal out to about nine tablets per day. In weeks seven through nine you will need to take one lozenge every two to four hours. In the last weeks leading up to week twelve you will decrease your lozenge intake to one lozenge every four to eight hours. Following these steps will greatly increase your chances to quit smoking safely and effectively. It is important to remember not to smoke while taking these lozenges as it can cause nicotine poisoning.

Nicotine tablets help prevent weight gain after you quit smoking just like the gum and other nicotine replacements if they are used for the right amount of time and the at right dose. Nicotine tablets fast acting such as the nicotine gum but easier to hide and simpler to use than the gums. These tablets have been known to stop moodiness, cravings for food and urges to have a cigarette.

Nicotine tablets can usually stop the above symptoms, as long as they are used at the correct dose. Nicotine tablets can safely be combined with other medications (like the patch) to improve your fight to quit smoking.

In conclusion, the advances that have been made in the past few years or so are quite astounding. There are so many different options available for those who are ready and willing to quit smoking. Consult your physician to see which method is best for you.