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Stop Smoking with Nicotine Gum – Does it Work?

For decades, the cigarette industry has been pretending to make a connection between smoking and freedom to its customers. Today we know that smoking has nothing to do with freedom, on the contrary. 

We know that smoking is harmful. Just as many possibilities as the cigarette industry finds to continue offering its products as “so edgy” and thus stylize them as cool for consumers, just as many products can now be found on the opposing side. 

One of these smoking cessation products is nicotine chewing gum, which you can buy online and at the pharmacy for a low price.

Why Nicotine Chewing Gums Take Your Addiction Away

The effect of nicotine chewing gum is given because your body continues to be supplied with what your brain demands – only without, for example, combustion residues that arise during smoking. 

By chewing nicotine chewing gum, the body continues to be supplied with nicotine as a substance to stop you from smoking. They are therefore not harmful to your body. Some even use them to lose weight and some bodybuilders sometimes use nicotine chewing gum for their training, because the stimulating metabolism increases the metabolic rate and thus increases calorie consumption, but only marginally.

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Do Nicotine Chewing Gums Have Side Effects?

Almost any medication can have potential side effects, so nicotine chewing gums are no exception. When side effects occur, they are basically the same as those that occur when you take nicotine while smoking.

However, this also means that serious diseases such as lung cancer are not included! Potential side effects of nicotine chewing gum include headaches and dizziness, abdominal pain and nausea, circulatory problems and allergic reactions. 

What is certain, however, is that the side effects of nicotine chewing gum are far less harmful than the side effects of smoking. The smoke emitted by smoking cigarettes alone contains numerous toxic substances such as formic acid, benzene and hydrocyanic acid and is therefore not only harmful to you but also to those around you.

From Chain Smoker to Chain Chewer? - Rare Side Effects

One of the rarest side effects of nicotine chewing gum is dependence on it. The German Head Office for Addiction also considers the risk of becoming dependent on these chewing gums to be low. 

The reason for this side effect potential is that the faster an addictive substance arrives in the brain, the higher the risk of addiction. This is why it is so important that you chew the gum slowly for 30 minutes.

Nicotine Chewing Gum in Pharmacies and Drugstores?

It is a widespread myth that you can also buy nicotine chewing gum at the drugstore. The different doses of nicotine contained in the chewing gum, as well as a reinsurance for possible allergic reactions, make a consultation in the pharmacy indispensable. 

On the other hand – and you will certainly notice the double standards here – nicotine gum is also available online, without any advice. It is up to you where you want to buy the smoking cessation products, but the aspect of safety in terms of professional advice is recommended.

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Bye Bye Dependency? Reviews of nicotine gums

Especially in the course of the New Year resolutions, the experiences with smoking cessation products are increasingly in demand both in online forums and among physicians.

In fact, survey results show that of all those who wanted to renounce addiction on their own, only 20 per cent were smoke-free. Of these 20 per cent, some will relapse in the course of the first half year after giving up smoking, whether through the indirect animation of other smokers, strokes of fate or simply through the need for the cigarette still suggested by the brain. But that doesn’t shake it up

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