- When you use Nicorette® Gum correctly you can double your chances of quitting successfully
- When you chew Nicorette® Gum it releases controlled amounts of nicotine into your body - about a third of the nicotine in a cigarette - to help you deal with cravings and withdrawal symptoms
Each gum contains 4 milligrams of nicotine, which is the active ingredient.
Other ingredients are: Chewing gum base, sorbitol, sodium carbonate, flavour, polacrilin, glycerol, quinoline yellow E104 (yellow colour) and talc. The base contains butylated hydroxy toluene, (E321) an anti-oxidant.
You must not use the gum if:
• you are pregnant or breast-feeding. If however you cannot give up smoking without the use of nicotine replacement therapy, you should consult your doctor.
• you are under 18 years of age (unless recommended to do so by your doctor)
• you continue to smoke.
Nicorette® Gum is not an ordinary chewing gum so you should not chew it in an ordinary way. To make sure you get the most from Nicorette® Gum you should use the correct chewing technique. First chew the gum slowly until the taste becomes strong. When this happens, rest the gum between your cheek and teeth. Chewing the gum releases the nicotine which is then absorbed through the lining of the mouth. When the taste has faded chew the gum again.
Most people start by using 10-15 pieces of gum each day. You should use the gum for at least 3 months and then gradually reduce the number of pieces you chew. If you start with the Full Strength 4mg Gum, you can switch to the Low Strength 2mg Gum during the reduction stage.
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