Remember that (if you're using according to directions) the gum you're chewing is providing you with far lower nicotine levels than the amounts you were used to as a smoker. That's why you're experiencing the cravings, etc. It's quite probable that your withdrawal would have been far more severe WITHOUT the gum use, but once your body fully adjusts to the lowered nicotine levels, the cravings should abate.
Articles in this section
- What are advantages of gum over other NRTs?
- How do I use nicotine gum?
- Can I eat or drink before or while using gum or the lozenge?
- What's the right way to use the gum?
- How long and how often should I use the gum?
- When I stop using the 4mg gum, will I go into withdrawal?
- What are some side effects of nicotine gum?
- Is the peppery or tingly taste in the lozenge or gum normal?
- How do I choose between 2mg and 4mg gum?
- I'm using the correct dose the of gum; why am I still craving?