Hey Joe, have you been using the gum? I have used it for almost 10 days and it got me thru the eye of the storm.....I do NOT want to be a nicotine gum addict so only used it when completely necessary....since doing that I didn't really chew more than a 5-6 pieces a day...I have already cut down to the 2 mg strength
if you follow Nicorettes instructions they have you chewing it for 3 months I believe ( I threw away the package) lets face it...the longer you chew it the better that product sales are.( and the long term use is even better for sales) which seems to be the result for many to most successful quitters using the gum
..I assumed the gum would only be used in the smallest quantity possible after first quitting to avoid smoking....it worked so far! and I have NO intentions on starting up again under any circumstances
I am getting ready for a full nicotine quit soon!! Not really looking forward to it but only time will tell if I made the right move by using the gum to avoid the crazy cigarette cravings in the first week or so....
If anyone uses the Lozenges I suggest cutting them in half...they are much less pasty..and if you buy the 4 MG dose you will get JUST enough nicotine to get you by after a few days and they are much easier to handle in the mouth
the whole full size candy is so chalky and thick that i could have puked...AND they also release alot of nicotine.( more than gum)..absorbs at a higher rate into the mucus membrane of the mouth because of the constant sit in the cheek melting
I have been reading ( here on the site) about people using the gum for YEARS!!
no thanks....not trading up once long term addiction for another are we?
although I firmly believe that cold turkey on 5 ( or less), 2 mg nicotine gums will be MUCH easier than Cold Turkey on the 40-50 cigarettes a day i was pumping down 9-10 days ago
IF anyone wants to know how I do with the Cold Turkey on the gum please PM me or reply here and I will let you know ...I havent set the firm quit date yet for the gum but I am thinking this upcoming Friday night ( or earlier)
worst case scenario is that I slip and go back to the gum...and set another quit date in a week or less again!!!...I am plying this all very hard! definitely dont want to chew this stuff long term like many horror stories i have read
I have bill paying work that I have been putting off for 10 days which i now NEED to do..then I have planned more time off !!!
I thought the only way I was ever going to quit smoking was to be locked away in some far off clinic type environment...so even losing a months income seems cheap in some way