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What should I avoid while taking nicotine replacement therapy?

You should avoid smoking while using nicotine replacement therapy products. Doing so can cause toxic levels of nicotine to accumulate in your body. When using nicotine gum, avoid acidic beverages, as well as coffee, tea, or soft drinks, for at least 15 minutes prior to chewing a piece.

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