Advertisement

What should I do if nicotine gum doesn't work to help me quit smoking?

When the gum is not as effective as it can be, it is usually for one of two reasons. First, if you are using it like chewing gum, it will not work. It has to be placed between the cheek and gum for the nicotine to be absorbed. Second, don't be afraid to use enough. In the first few weeks of quitting, you can use 1 piece every hour.

Continue Learning about Smoking Treatment

Should I let others know that I am quitting smoking?
Dr. Michael Roizen, MDDr. Michael Roizen, MD
Absolutely.  If you commit to it by telling others, they will help you and not sabotage you.  That i...
More Answers
Is it dangerous to smoke while using nicotine replacement therapy?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Don't mix smoking with NRT. If you have a relapse, don't stop using NRT. Make sure you use the full ...
More Answers
What are smoking cessation aids?
RealAgeRealAge
There are many smoking cessation aids available. Here are the two most popular smoking cessation...
More Answers
6 Smoking Myths That Are Keeping You Sick
6 Smoking Myths That Are Keeping You Sick6 Smoking Myths That Are Keeping You Sick6 Smoking Myths That Are Keeping You Sick6 Smoking Myths That Are Keeping You Sick
Don't let these misconceptions keep you from quitting. We all know smoking has countless negative effects on our health—from discolored teeth to heart...
Start Slideshow

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.